Making Decisions & Having Peace
Happy Sunday friends! It has been a rather busy weekend for me, but I did want to post an inspirational blog today. Lately, I have been thinking about this and I think it is something we all may need from time to time.
Our daily lives are so hectic these days and making decisions on major moves can be downright debilitating. When I decided to quit my job in 2014 after the death of my husband’s son, I debated for over 6 months if I should quit my job or not. It took me 6 long months to quit a job that was my financial freedom, to leave my work friends and to stay at home. Up until the day I gave my resignation I had reservations, I was scared, I felt like I was on a life preserver in the middle of the ocean all alone.
Once I gave my resignation the CEO of the bank personally came out to talk to me. He offered me a solution and a way to still work for the bank, so I had plenty to think about the next few days. Ultimately I decided to stay home and take care of my husband and kids. I wanted to be a steady support in some small way for them, even if it was just knowing I was there if they needed anything.
I soon became bored and went back into the world of corporate America. I was on the road 90% of the time, I was never with my kids, and my dog barely knew me. In time, I once again decided that being home was the place for me.
I’m telling you all this because time after time I trodded down the road of maybes. Maybe I should work outside the home, I can run my blog and work also – women do it all the time, have my own independence…the house and the kids will be fine. That was my thinking at times, but if I set out to find a job I would get a burning feeling to be home.
I’m still unsure of where God wants me and what I should do. I do know that I need to follow my gut instinct and not worry. If there comes a time that I should wander back into the workforce, the Lord will have to drop that job in my lap. As my kids get older and they don’t need me much anymore, I can feel myself wanting to interact with women in the workplace again. But, am I pulling away from where God wants me and trying to do things on my own? It’s so confusing!
We all have things that come up in our lives that make us second guess what we should do. We overthink these things to the point it can literally make us sick. So how do we let go and let things happen on their own?
Step back and wait.
Some form of confirmation will come. You may be in one spot for a season and when seasons change so may your situation. You may switch jobs, stay at home for a while like me, sell a house, it could be anything. When it’s time for it to happen it will happen. We have to somehow stop making things happen on our own and let God move in our lives and take control. Whew, that’s hard to do! LOL!
How do we have peace?
- Don’t overthink the situation
- Pray and wait on guidance
- Trust in the process of not knowing
- Always go with your gut feeling
- Pray – let’s let this one be the biggest thing we do!
- Trust in God and be patient
Always remember that no matter what road we take, it will eventually lead us to where we should be. The problem with doing things on our own is we may go around our elbow to get to our thumb. Wouldn’t we all like a do-over somewhere in our past? Yes! We would!
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Thanks for letting me know about this post and it really helped me to read this. I have been knowing that for my health I really needed to stop work and especially since I am working in a place where I am around sick people a lot. I have been thinking about it day and night and how can we possibly make it financially if I am not working? Well, although I don’t believe that the Lord brings sickness to us I am kind of wondering if He is allowing me to go through this illness so bad for the past few weeks to basically force me into taking the leap of faith to quit my job. I know that God will see me and my family through whatever comes our way but boy is it hard some times to give up that feeling of control and let Him take the lead without worrying about the future and what it holds. It also has been a difficult decision because with all of my family and friends in other states going to work has also been a great source of socialization for me. It has helped more than you know to have found a friend in you. I treasure the conversations that we have had and pray that someday we can meet in person. God bless you and how you open up yourself and are so real, kind and caring. His light surely is shining through you girl!
Thank you so much Kelly!! I know exactly what you are going through!! I left a very high paying and important job, I was half our income and it was VERY hard to let go and depend on Barry. (He’s very tight with money lol) But we have made it snd the Lord has come through every day. The Lord will be there with you guys too.
I am an over thinker and worry about my decisions. Ultimately I always go with my gut in most things, but relying on another person to be the bread winner alone is very hard. I have been blessed with the blog as my job, God will bless you too ❤️❤️