Lesson 1: Trust Where GOD has Put You
So though this pandemic has been totally crazy and unexpected and may I say…weird(?). I have to admit, other than my kids being upset about their in school Spring activities being cancelled, my family has not been affected. My husband and I both work from home, we haven’t missed any funds, and we are advocates of homeschool (our kids aren’t though LOL). When I heard the schools were closed for 2 weeks, I was at the playground with my 2 youngest. Hearing from other moms, how worried they were and how they had no back up plan-they had to work and they needed childcare, I realized how blessed we were and how I wished I could reach out and help them too be work from home parents.
I do believe that this season, more than ever my purpose is to show other parents how to create this life of independence for themselves. If you read my first blog posts, I began working from home in 2010 with the prompting of GOD to seek a WFH position. I wasn’t sure I actually believed it was possible but I was obedient and searched…and I found. Even though I sometimes get bored, and envious of people with coworkers & office birthday parties, I know that being here for my family is my first and most important duty as a woman. I’m glad that I trusted what God orchestrated in our lives.
Lesson 2: Bloom Where You Are Planted
I will admit that there are seasons where I get unsettled and anxious and want to get out the house and have a life separate from my home. And I have wasted way more time trying to go after and create new things and opportunities, outside of the one I know GOD desires for me. I have always been headstrong and had to learn lessons the hard way. However, in the midst of quarantines & social distancing…I have realized my finances would have been multiplied during this season if I had already put in place the streams of income I knew in my heart to launch. I would be reaping the harvest right now instead of planting seeds…but I’m still believing and praying for a 100 fold blessing, as my mind is made up: I will Bloom where I am Planted.
Lesson 3: I Must Be about My Fathers Business
I know that I am called to launch this ministry and spread the word to aspiring mompr neurs and work from home moms. Seeing how this has thrown so many into fear and lack, I am more empowered than ever to train up other Modern Proverbs 31ers. Like the P31 woman, we are successful lifestyle business women who can take care of our husbands, homes, children, and lead in our communities without forgetting about self-care and drawing from the Well of Living Waters. 2020 maybe three months old, but this is the beginning of the Hebrew New Year, so on our Fathers calendar it’s New Years Day, the Month of Abib, so for this new year, I will be about my Father’s Business, by helping you all launch yours.