Leaving the good…

Sometimes…I fear I have lost my mind.

I am walking away from a great job…nice salary…good benefits…totally flexible schedule…seriously, a great job.

People are continually asking me if I’m sure or if I have really thought this through.  I realize they are asking out of concern, not criticism.  Yet…the mere question is just enough to put the seed of doubt in my head.

Am I sure?

Have I thought this through?

Yes…I have a very good job.  One that has provided many benefits for my family over the years.

Oddly enough…I keep thinking of something my boss said in one of his books.  I would love to tell you which one, but the man has written so many of them.  I just don’t know.  But he made this statement…It is a sin to be good when God has called you to be great. 

This job is good.  This job is safe.  But, this job is not what God is calling me to at this point in my life.  Sometimes…we have to let go of something good…so that God can do something great.

And, whatever I am leaving behind…I’m certain these girls are worth it…

Not to mention the sweet one we have yet to meet!

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5 thoughts on “Leaving the good…

  1. Jenni says:

    Best wishes as you leave to stay at home. I find it so VERY rewarding. Nothing beats the time and care you get to have and give your children!

    I will be praying for you and this transition, as well as a healthy pregnancy and little one!

    take care!

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  2. Kristen says:

    It is a big decision, but one that is well worth it. That is a very true saying…your boss is a wise man!! Often God calls us to do the things that are the most challenging to us….but the most rewarding as well.

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  3. Sandra Wilson says:

    Praying for you, Stacy. Time at home with your kids = priceless. I don’t regret a moment of it. I do regret those moments of working two jobs and my son being the last one to be picked up at afterschool care. At the time it was a necessity, not a luxury. They are now grown and it went way too quickly. (But, I will miss you at work!)

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