We have reentered the fending spreeze zone. And I'm rejoicing. I do
I wonder, in this nation, if incomes, job statuses, and the "security" they bring has become an idol. Security certainly has the potential to be idolized. During my husband's emergency surgery and recovery I realized that I idolized security in the form of my husband. See, he's my rock. He's my man. He works hard! He fixes all things. He builds. He gardens. He cherishes me. And he loves his girls. I was not prepared to lose my security, my Bruce. I'm still not!!! But God clearly showed me that what I need is Him and that He will be my all, my rock and my strength no matter who is or isn't in my life.
God gave my sweet husband skillful hands and an amazing ingenuity and understanding for fixing and building. Bruce has a drive to be outdoors, to solve problems (logical ones, not womanly ones!), to fix and to build. That talent has given him the platform to help many in need and even keep my Dad's halogen lamp working or build my Mom's raised gardening tubs. Bruce will gladly share what he knows and he will joyfully teach you and will willingly use his hands to bless others. Naturally, his "job" should involve his skillful hands. It does. How awesome is that? My husband gets to do what he loves, what he was made to do every day. Even if he never leaves our house to "work", he's at home working. Do we want more business? Sure! Do we pray for more business? Definitely! Do I frequently ask God to affirm and lead our choices? Yes! Are we supposed to be obsessively coming up with ways to make more money? No! God is our provider! Money just pays the bills. I wouldn't trade our occasional fending spreezes for all the 9-5's and x, y, z's in the world!