Q. I am a stay at home mom and my husband is a teacher. We were blessed with his job 4 years ago when we decided to move. I know it was God’s perfect timing and this job has provided for our family very well. My husband likes his job but doesn’t love his job. He’s recently been debating on whether he wants to stay in that profession or not. He has many other jobs he could do to support us.
Our question is, should we be thankful for the job that God blessed us with and that my husband is capable of doing for the long term? Or should he try to find a job in life that he loves? What would Jesus tell him he should do? We want to be thankful for the blessings in our lives but aren’t sure when to step outside of the path we are on.
A. You may not mean to, but you sound like you’re considering a making this change without consulting God. You say, “We decided to move” and then God blessed your husband with a job. Now you say your husband is debating on whether he wants to try something different. Have either of you sensed the Lord moving him in a different direction? Have you asked the Lord about this? Obviously you have the freedom to make your own choices, but in my experience the earlier I involve the Lord in deciding on changes like this the better things go.
He wants what’s best for you and He wants you both to have an abundant fulfilling life. But He will also let you go your own way, even if He doesn’t agree with what you’re doing.
Psalm 37:4 tells us when we delight ourselves in the Lord He will give us the desires of our heart. I suggest you put this decision before Him in prayer and wait for an answer before making any plans. What have you got to lose?