So here goes part three of my Saving Addiction story. Bare with me as this was a tough post to hit “publish” on.
I’ve been fighting letting go for months. I’ll talk myself into doing less work. I’ll talk myself into focusing more on real life. But the more I run the more I hear the voice of God telling me to let go. I then question… Why would YOU bring Saving Addiction into my life to help thousands of people, bring in an income for my family only for me to let it all go? Lord, I don’t understand. But that’s just it, I may not ever understand
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8
My number one mission in life is to love the Lord with all my heart. My next goal is to train my children up in the Love of the Lord and be a loving wife unto my husband. Truth is when I turn on the computer to work, I let all that’s important go. I let go of answering my babes with a soft answer, I let go of the training God has asked me to do, I let go of preparing the house for my husband’s arrival. And don’t get me started on Fridays… I spend 3-4 hours working on matchups in the middle of a home filled with 6 kids under the age of 10. TALK ABOUT CHAOS. I love the fact I am helping so many families. But what good would it be if I saved the whole world but lost the ones I loved most.
So today I am writing on Saving Addiction for the very last time. I know God will bring each one of you to the right coupon site that will bless your family and finances. I am taking a break on coupons for awhile. I might not even print another coupon for a few months, possibly a year. :)I am going to focus my time and energy on my amazing husband, children, and whatever the Lord has planned.
I would like to encourage each one of you to trust God and let go. I’d like to encourage you to put down facebook, text messaging, phones, or whatever it is that is eating away your time or causing you to become someone you don’t desire to be. Far too long my children have witnessed a mom glued to computer screen or glued to a phone. Are my children of less importance than a screen? What message am I conveying when I ask them to hold that thought while I blog about a deodorant deal or post on facebook. Oh how foolish I have been! I am glad the Lord has found mercy unto me and woke me up! I am thankful for the courage He has given to take this leap a faith.
How big of a leap is this?!
Like jumping over mountains. Looking at our income and bills, it won’t work. Me bringing in no income will put us in the red. Friends, that’s why I was fighting this. I don’t want to add stress unto my husband or our family. But with their blessing and faith we agreed we will obey and walk in faith! This is just another mountain the Lord can move.
God will provide! He’s been so faithful to us all along!
I leave you with a quote that has moved me;
“Many who profess to be Christ’s followers have an anxious, troubled heart because they are afraid to trust themselves with God. They do not make a complete surrender to Him, for they shrink from the consequences that such a surrender may involve. Unless they do make this surrender they cannot find peace. There are many whose hearts are aching under a load of care because they seek to reach the world’s standard. They have chosen its service, accepted its perplexities, adopted its customs. Thus their character is marred and their life made a weariness. The continual worry is wearing the life forces. Our Lord desires them to lay aside this yoke of bondage. He invites them to accept out His yoke; He says, “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Worry is blind and cannot discern the future; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning. In every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. “No good thing will He withhold from the that walk uprightly.” Matthew 30; Psalm 84:11 Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish and a plain path before their feet.” Ministry of Healing, pg 480-481
Thank you for your support, your comments, your prayers. May God bless each one of you in the coming years.
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