I am a former elementary school teacher turned gospel preacher. No, not really. Well kind of. I quit my job two years ago to raise our 3 children full time, find my husband’s socks on a daily basis, and take care of our 2 cats, 6 chickens, and five dogs without anyone going hungry because I was to busy and forgot to feed them 🙂
Two years ago, I felt the Lord urging me to quit my job and stay home with our children. I wasn’t joyful or effective at being their mother or a wife. I had become some miserably busy and extremely tired version of myself. I was so busy raising other people’s children (and don’t get me started on that) that I was forfeiting my own. We fasted and prayed for a year and at the end of the year, on the last day of school, we sold a piece of property we owned. When my husband called to tell me the news, I was so amazed at what God had done! He sold our property for the price we were asking and when we looked at the numbers, we were going to make my salary, to the dollar, in profit for the year!! I went to my computer in my classroom, typed my resignation letter and haven’t looked back! God is good, ya’ll.
In this season of my life, the Lord is showing me that honesty is a ministry and with the Lord’s strength and guidance, want to encourage other mothers out their to rise up and be the woman you were created to be! God made you for so much more than an office job, returning emails and chugging coffee! HE CREATED YOU TO BE A WARRIOR!