Had I known what God was up to when I chose my current job, I wouldn’t have stayed at my former job for so long. That was not the plan set out for me. I had to understand what it was like to not have family in order to treasure my home life.
Let’s be real. How often do you take your home life for granted?
I used to work a dead end job, no benefits, no time to spend with my children. I couldn’t make ends meet, but for the first time in my life I held the title of Manager. I was good at it. Maybe that’s why I invested so much into that job.
“Wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
I stored my treasure, my heart into a job status.
I held that position during a time I felt good at nothing: being a mother, significant other, life. I was rewarded with words of affirmation and a team that was incredibly loyal. Instead of being loyal to my family, I was loyal to a status.
It wasn’t until I turned my eyes to God that he opened doors I could never imagine were available to me. All I had to do was choose. See more of my family or continue to work toward an empty status.
I quit the Manager position to take a “regular ‘ole nine to five” which would allow weekends off, more time with my beautiful children, full benefits, and a chance to get off my feet. God was teaching me rest. God was teaching me to rely on Him.
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.” Matthew 6:22
I don’t take for granted the enormity of being able to see my children more. I’m not where I want to be, but thank goodness I’m not where I used to be.
Where do you store your treasure? Is it time to make a life change so God may fulfill his promise to you?