As a stay at home mom, sometimes it feels like looking for “a job from home” is just another pastime.
You scroll through job posting after job posting, business idea after business idea, promise after promise, and you start to think that there is just really nothing out there that you can do.
You watch some of your favorite influencers share their favorite products on SM and get sales left and right. When you toy with the idea of doing something similar, your mind balks at the idea, and you scroll on.
Mindlessly you glance at the clock, and then glance again.
Two hours have already gone by – the same two hours that you were planning on doing some cleaning after a “quick” SM break. Where did the time go?
It’s already too late to do anything. Right on cue, your little one wakes up from his nap. The cleaning will have to wait for another time.
Still, the thought of working from home won’t leave your mind. It sounds so alluring and daunting at the same time. You can’t even prioritize your cleaning, how are you going to prioritize a business on top of that and little ones?
Well, it might be time to take a second look. ….after some soul searching.
Ask yourself and write out the answers to a few questions:
– Why do I want to work from home?
– What need am I looking for it to fill – financial, community, boredom, etc.?
– How does this fit into where God is calling me in my life right now (this may vary based on the companies you look at)?
– How could this help me do a better job?
– How could this hinder me?
– What are my husband’s thoughts and reasons behind pursuing/not pursuing this?
If you find that the answers continue to affirm what was already on your heart, there will be some nervous excitement to work through.
But I want you to start telling yourself that this is possible. Because it is.
You may stumble, but you will continue on with shaky confidence. Be willing to put in the work, and stay hopeful in what is possible.
Learn how to motivate yourself on those difficult days with those reasons for why you are doing this in the first place.
Allow yourself to be inspired by the success of others, instead of giving into comparing your journey to theirs.
In Proverbs 19:21 we read:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
Lean on God in every circumstance in your business. He is the only one who truly knows what is at stake and what impact you are truly making in the lives of others.
You are going to do great!
For more support as you strive to follow God’s plan, simplify your life, and help provide for your family, check out our Christian Moms Simplifying Life and Business Facebook group!