Oh happy day! The song my heart was singing this morning. Last Thursday was my final day at my day job. Most people would not be rejoicing right now. Many would be worried and pacing and panicking wondering what they were going to do next.
Not me! Not my husband! We know the God we serve. I know the opportunity he has afforded me this week. It has been my heart’s desire to be able to work from home full-time and focus on my writing and our ministry. That is what I get to do this week. A few weeks ago, I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to write out my schedule of what my day looked like at that time and what I thought it should look like if I worked from home doing what I wanted to do. You can read about it here.
This is still a testimony in the works and when I sit and think about it, it has no beginning and it has no end. If you could see the big picture like I do, you would understand that statement. Unfortunately, there are parts of this testimony I cannot share just yet so you will just have to be content in the dark and wait for it.
I walked out of the office last Thursday, the Vice President of a national account commercial lighting distribution company and in my back door the same day, jobless. Haha. It doesn’t phase me. I think I’m more amazed with that than anything else. I’m amazed at how I’ve grown in my relationship with God and the trust I have developed in Him over my 38 years here on Earth. The Word is solid foundation to stand on.
He’s only revealing things to me as needed and I’m okay with that. This week, I’m supposed to focus on working from home. I don’t need to be distracted by job hunting and I’m not. My resume is ready. I know where I can send it. I don’t know that I’m supposed to. I haven’t had a word from Him to send it off.
I trust in that. I trust that if I end up in another position working an 8-5 day job, that is where He has called me to be and I’ll be faithful in it. I also trust that if He is making a way for me to stay home and write and work on our ministry plans as I desire to do, then I’ll be faithful in it. I will be faithful in whatever and wherever He calls me to be and to do. That’s the God I serve.
I have my schedule for this week printed off. Today, has not gone exactly according to schedule but it’s pretty close. Breakfast was made and eaten, devotional with my husband and reviewing our Vision Journal was done before he left for work, dishes washed, some laundry washing, Bible listening was done, praise, prayer and worship time observed, showered and dressed and ready to work, social media posts are in process, dinner planned, phone calls made that needed to be made. It’s 12:43 right now and I still have quite a few things to do today.
One thing I would like to add, I made up my mind before this week started, no TV on during the day and starting my work day as if I would heading to an office. I’m being faithful in honoring the opportunity God has given me. No distractions. None that I have control over anyways.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed it so far and it’s only half a day!
I get to walk this out this week. I get to see where adjustments need to be made and what works for me and what doesn’t.
So far, I am throwing around the idea of only blogging Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. I have been blogging Monday through Friday but I have to budget my time and take into consideration the projects I have going on and what God has called me to do. Blogging is only a portion of it. Half a day and I’m already seeing where adjustments need to be made.
His plan is better than any I could come up with. He had me prepare and start thinking about things He wanted me to examine. That’s what I have done the past few weeks and because I know it’s coming from God, I haven’t stressed or worried. To the natural eye, I have every reason to worry and panic but I’m not. I know He provides and I rest in that.
I have been sleeping so good since last November when all of this started taking form and for a visual, I looked at my sleep patterns on my Fitbit app. I laughed when I took the screen shot of these two time frames.
The red lines are the times “awake” and the light blue lines are the “restless” times. Here is a snapshot from last August:
And here is snapshot of the last week:
Notice a difference? I sure do.
I have not felt this rested in months. November is when I knew our company would be closing. It wasn’t set in stone but God prepares His children if we listen for His voice and I always do. The end of January, it was confirmed. Two weeks ago, it was confirmed as to when my last day would be. I was ready. I had joy. I had a good attitude.
Something I want to point out, when we count it all joy, as the Word tells us to, that does not mean what has been done to us is right. It does mean, however, that we trust in Him and we trust in the Word and that He will always take care of us, will always provide, no matter what our circumstances look like or how others treat us.
Do not fall into sin with your attitude or actions based off of someone else’s actions or words. You may be justified to be angry but I recommend staying in righteousness according to His Word and see what God will do in your life. It’s amazing.
Today, I have enjoyed my day. Today I have been able to squeeze the guinea pigs and the dog whenever I want. Today I have been able to focus on my writing and our ministry and give God thanks for it. Today.
I don’t know what tomorrow holds but I know God does. I’m a willing servant and I know He has a plan for my life, my husband’s life, and I trust in that.
Now, I’m off to the post office which is another piece of this testimony that isn’t ready to be revealed just yet. God’s good!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.