What makes me an expert? Who am I to come along side you and tell you to quit your job in a step of faith and wait for God to provide?
Since 2010, my husband has lost his job 5 times. Anyone can say how scary just the thought is of the sole provider losing their job…but we have gone through it FIVE TIMES. The first time it happened, I looked for work. But, God closed all the doors and we quickly realized that it was God’s plan for us to continue on with me being a stay at home mom. To provide that normalcy for my children in the midst of chaos. And, each time he has lost his job, it’s always been a no-brainer that I would continue on in my role as a stay at home mom. I would continue tending to my home and my family.
There have been people that have told me I was being irresponsible. There’s been other hurtful words thrown at us because we have chosen to obey God instead of following what makes sense in the world’s eyes. And, many times I have found myself questioning if I was being irresponsible or if this was really what God wanted us to do. I have slowly learned that I am only accountable to God.
There’s never been a single time when God didn’t provide for a need. In all of ten years, ALL of our needs have been met. And, yes, we do have wild, crazy stories about food and laundry detergent showing up on our doorstep or random checks in the mail (many of those). God is the provider. Mom is not the provider. Dad isn’t even the provider. God is! Jehovah Jireh is!
My journey has rarely ever been easy. It’s been filled with a lot of tears and a lot of doubt. But, it’s also been filled with a lot of joy and a lot of fulfillment. The world looks at my husband and blames him for losing his job so many times but God’s got a plan in all this. I’ve always known He has brought us through this so that we can use our story to help others. And, so here I am with this blog to encourage you…to maybe inspire you to finally listen to that tugging on your heart to be a stay at home.
I am so humbled that even through all my doubt…and all my tantrums I have thrown at how hard this has all been…I am humbled that God wants to use me still.
“…Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b NLT)
Who is this website for?
It’s for moms who have been stirred in their hearts by God to quit their jobs and stay at home with their kids. It’s also for moms who currently stay at home and need encouragement to continue staying home with their kids when they feel that worldly pull to go back to work
Who is this website not for?
If you don’t believe that God provides then this site is not for you. This site is also not for those moms who are called by God to be in the workforce. I believe that God does call some moms to work outside the home.
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Why the name, “Stay At Home Mom On Purpose?”
For many years in my little community of stay-at-home-moms, I have heard over and over, “I’m so thankful I GET to stay at home”…and other things along those lines from moms who stay at home because there husband makes good money. But, you know what? That’s always bugged me. I don’t get to stay at home. I CHOOSE to stay at home. Long ago, my husband and I realized that God has called me to stay at home with my kids. We are faithfully obedient to that calling. No matter where life has brought us, I stay at home with my kids on purpose. Not because it makes financial sense. Not because I can’t get a good paying job outside of the home. Not because I don’t have any dreams. I choose to stay at home on purpose because that is what God has called me to do.