Day 13: All Is Work — 20 Comments

  1. Barbie!
    What a beautifully written post, Thank you! I too, have had to learn to let go of my “working” identity and let my identity settle on the Lord. In that same process is letting my focus IN my doing be ON Him. I pray blessings over you both in your work here and for your breakthrough in the future.

  2. This might be my favorite post you’ve written in this series so far. I love that you’re making the best of this time the Lord has gifted you. I know it doesn’t always feel like a gift, but He knows what you need. I love you, my friend, and I’m continuing to storm the gates of heaven in prayer for your situation. God is good – all the time.

  3. I can relate in so many ways. Yes, what we used to do was where we got our identity. For me it was being a home school mom of six children, with a small business. That has all changed. I find myself not enjoying the days I am at home because that means income lost, and we can’t survive without my income. Today, however, I woke up and Thanked the Lord for a day at home……………..all the work that has been neglected is being done. It might not all get done, but my change of attitude is helping.
    Great post……… many walking such similar paths!

    • And that is the key Janette, to offer up thanksgiving to the Lord for what we do have, and where we currently are in life. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. GREAT! You’re getting it girl. Get to work. I found that cleaning every inch of my house and paring down was the best thing I ever did. The Salvation Army was happy, my husband was happy (less things in the way), the kids were happy (well, not all of them. I might have gotten rid of the computer chair and that doll and that…. They didn’t need it anyway). I looked around and felt more at peace. I hadn’t realized the “stuff” had started weighing me down. I started taking one room at a time. May favorite go to book: The 15 Minute Organizer by Emilie Barnes. Worth every penny.

    • I’ll have to check out that book. The misplaced rib, which was causing my neck pain, is making it hard to get off the couch. Have a blessed week.

  5. Barbie, I’ve been where you are as you know. I remember leaving my nursing career under different circumstances. I chose to leave and was ready. But I learned that part of my identity was wrapped up in being a nurse. Now that I no longer have an active nursing license and had to return to work, I’m paid so much less and am in a lowly position. But I do get to work with preschool children and feel the Lord has blessed me in this season of my life. I am surrounded by love all day long. When I have to sweep the crumbs from under the table after the children finish a snack or their lunch, I remind myself that I am working for the Lord. And then I take joy even in the sweeping!

    This is a season of your life. Take this time to work on those points you wrote down Barbie. God has a plan and He will supply your needs. Maybe not your wants as I had to learn but your needs. And live with a heart of gratitude. It helped me to write down the every day blessings and I’ve continued to do that.

    I’m praying for you friend.

    Blessings and love,

    • Thank you so much Debbie. I miss visiting your blog often. The reading has become so hard. I appreciate your prayers! Blessings!

  6. Praying for you, Barbie, as you seek employment. And praying for that joy He wants to bring to your heart through this season and the ones to come. Love you. xoxo

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