The Best Get Rich Plan Ever!
Have you ever had a season of restlessness? Lately, my mind’s been cluttered with thoughts. Recently, Hubs and I went on a day trip to Kent Island. It wasn’t planned, and normally we go to church on Sunday, but I felt like I couldn’t put one more thing in my mind. The water has always been my place of solace. Whenever I am near the water, I always find peace. This was no exception.
As we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, I could feel everything in my soul begin to lift. Water has such a calming, soothing effect on my soul. I love to see the water fairies dancing in their sparkling gowns on top of the water. The sky was blue with not a single cloud. I rolled down my window and breathed in the fresh air and watched as ships and boats of all sizes went back and forth under the bridge.
I was excited to see Kent Island because I had never been there before. I couldn’t wait to stick my toes in the sand. The first place we went to was Matapeake which is on the Chesapeake Bay. It was a beautiful little beach with great views of the Bay Bridge. I took off my sandals and walked in the sand feeling the coolness under my feet. The consistency of the sand reminded me of brown sugar. I was in my happy place!
Going to the beach always makes me feel peaceful. I think it is because there are fewer distractions. One of the things which has been on my mind for a while is whether to go back to work outside the home. Hubs has told me numerous times not to go back because I feel like I have to, but only if I feel God calling me to go back. Somehow though, I have this nagging little internal voice that keeps telling me I need to contribute more. Then I hear a whisper in my ear, ‘Why are you trying to put a monetary value on what I have called you to do?” It is true. Somehow, I have allowed myself to be duped into thinking I have to earn “x” amount of dollars to make what I do acceptable. Why is that? The world is always trying to tell us our worth comes from our job, material things, and how much money we have in our checking and saving accounts.
I do not want for anything. Hubs has been blessed with an incredible job, and God has always met all our needs. This past year, working from home has allowed me the blessing of helping Hubs recuperate from two hip surgeries and a hospital stay for sepsis, and travel to numerous doctors’ and physical therapy appointments. Being home has also allowed me to work on my fitness goals, spend time with my parents and help them clean out their attic. I have the freedom to volunteer at my church, and I have the privilege of mentoring some incredible women.
The fact is, I was born into this world penniless and it is only God who makes me rich. Being rich doesn’t mean having money to throw around and getting everything you want. It means being full in your heart with love, contentment and satisfaction with what God gives you. You can be the richest person in the world, but if you don’t have the peace of God, you will always be poor.
My inheritance from my heavenly Father far exceeds what anyone on earth could ever give or leave me. What God has given me in terms of blessings is priceless in comparison to anything I could ever purchase. Yes, we need money to survive, but not to worship.
I always want to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and listen for His direction. But, after much prayer, I’ve decided to stay at home, continue my ministry and finish my book, “Holy Unrest: Where Conflict Meets Your Calling.” Maybe, my restlessness is God nudging my heart to get back to the things He originally called me to do and finish what He began in my heart two years ago.
It has been quite the journey over the past two years with both expected and unexpected circumstances, but what I have learned is you can’t put a price tag on or quantify the value of peace, a heart of contentment or the flat-out joy of God.
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1 Peter 1:3-5 (Bible Gateway NLT)
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.