God is in Charge

   As most of you know, we recently had to make a decision about a change in our life. For those who are new here. Hi, I’m Danie, and I love the character Rogue, love Little Mermaid, am Married to Jman, and a follow of Christ. I know a lot of my readers personally, and this is not a place of slander or meanness. So I usually use vague terms as far when I am describing an issue in my life.

   Yes we made a decision about a change in our life, and I wish I could say that it didn’t involve finances or it was a financial gain for us, but it wasn’t. I know what you are thinking: Danie how could make a decision that makes you lose money, when you know finances are already tight, paying rent is sometimes tricky. You are saving up for a trip in June, and hope someday to adopt.  I thought of all those things and probably more, but it really came down to the quality of life. It came down to happiness, schedules, time to rest and emotional state. When I finally came to the understanding that this extra money was at the extent of Jman’s emotional state and well being, I quickly decided that it wasn’t worth it.

   I told God “Okay God, I don’t know what you are planning, but you need to provide money for us to survive.”

   Okay so having extra money each paycheck allowed for us to get groceries and go on dates and have allowances. Our regular paychecks pay for our bills and rent, but there is not much left over after everything else is paid.  Since that change, God has provided and taken care of our needs. But more importantly Jman has time to breathe and rest, he is here in the morning, and that prevents me from having those anxiety attacks that seemed to plague my days at least for last two years.

   I often have to remind my self that God is in charge. It’s not something that is usually the first thing on my mind. Even though I try to wake up and read my bible and spend time listening to God’s voice. Once I go to work or leave the house, I find myself reminding myself that God is in charge.  Even with our finances, Jman and I often remember that any money we receive is God’s.

   Saying this helps us cope when we need to use our money for things unexpected. It prevents anxiety from attacking when we are owed money and are trying to make ends meet. It allows us to become mindful of what we need or how we use our money.  God in charge of our finances, he is in charge of how many breaths I take, and he knows how many hairs on my head. He also knows what interactions are going to happen. He knows what events I will go to and who will be there and if what they say will make me upset.

   It’s beautiful to know that this decision, even as hard as it was to make, We have not fallen out of God’s charge.

Psalm 121:1-3
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.

TTFN and God Bless and Keep you.

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