Your heart leaps to your throat when your mother-in-law sends out a family group text asking what food you all want to bring to the next family event.
Before you answer, you wait to see what the other family members say. Maybe you could get by without having to spend too much.
While you are dedicated to being a stay at home mom, it hasn’t been easy being a one income family.
You’ve gotten really good at accounting for every cent on your grocery budget and making it work. Aldi is your best friend, but you also know where those better deals are at the other stores.
However, whenever there’s some kind of family event, you start to panic because it’s not in the budget.
You haven’t always struggled financially. The stingy, graspy person you’ve become still feels so foreign at times, but you aren’t sure what to do with it.
You feel so much guilt for not being able to give more, but you also feel justified because you need to take care of your family.
That guilt is not serving you.
God has a purpose for this season in your life.
In truly believing that, you can go from feeling guilty, anxious, sad, and dare I add resentful…
…to feeling hopeful, relieved, and accepting of where God has you right now.
This doesn’t mean that you stop accounting for the money God has given to you, or that you don’t discern if God is calling you to find a job or not.
It does mean that you, very intentionally, be a faithful steward to what He has blessed you with today, and to let God worry about the rest.
“If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Whether you find yourself worried about finances, your kids’ futures, your health, your job, etc. There is always hope when we trust in God.
In Resurrected Motherhood, we explore those fears and work on building that trust, so that you can finally live joyfully in the present with those you love – regardless of what troubles may come your way.
Hmm… afraid that God may send you more troubles because you are willing to trust Him? Let’s talk, we will explore that too.