Accepting our situation
At the end of each day I thank the Lord for all the wonderful blessings that have occurred in my day, I also thank Him for carrying me through those difficult or stressful moments which aren't as nice and for taking care of all my loved ones. The Lord is good and I have so much to be thankful for.
However, I do not asked the Lord to find a way for me to give up my job and become a full-time stay-at-home wife and mother. I could of course (every night), but I believe it is important to do what the Lord has asked me to do, rather than questioning His decisions. To accept His decision graciously and meekness.
The Lord has decided that going off to work is what I need to do each day and instead of praying about being at home, I pray that He will provide me with the strength and energy to get through each day and allow me to manage both my paying job and my family. Which of course He always does. There are days when I wonder how I managed to get through it, I know the answer to that question—the Lord has provided.
Nagging God to change His decisions (about anything really) is saying that He got it wrong, He never gets things wrong.
Whilst a job outside of the home may not make any sense to you, it does to the Lord.
Perhaps later in life it will make more sense, or perhaps it never really will, but that is ok, as long as you do the Lord’s will. I have accepted the decision about working and in turn I have found peace in what I do and I have found that things do work out, even when at times I wonder how! Not only does it work out for me, it works out for my family too, my home runs smoothly and we manage quite well — the Lord is in charge and makes sure it all works out. Why should I question His decision considering how well He has made things work?
We should not request lifestyle changes because we think we know best.
Working hasn’t prevented me from taking care of my family, it hasn’t prevented me from cooking home made meals, taking my children to appointments, getting the washing done or the many other tasks that mothers and wives do. Let’s be grateful for what we have, rather than always looking at what we want because we think that is the best plan for us. Lets say thankyou and by joyful for what the Lord provides, even if it isn't what we had planned.
Each morning I drive my son to his place of work (as he starts at 7am) and then I go off to my job — if I didn’t work, I wouldn’t be doing this drive. Our drive each morning gives us time to chat or sit quietly — it is a special time each day. At work I can interact with others and I hope I can make a difference through my actions. I reach out and help where I can, once again something I wouldn’t have the opportunity to do if I didn’t work outside of the home. We each have special roles in life, they may not all be the same, but each are just as important.
Never look at your situation at work as a negative as it never is. God hasn't put us in these positions for no reason — there is ALWAYS a reason for everything. However, just because He has placed me in a paying out of home job, doesn't mean that I can become selfish and focus more on work than home, or decide that working late most evenings is a way of gaining a promotion to make more money.
When the time is right, the Lord will make the necessary changes —so don’t nag Him in o changing His decision now, be patient and He will decide what happens next. He is writing the story of our lives and not us.