Friday, January 16, 2015

What's Next?

It's been less than 48 hours since my work at Vista Springs-Edgewood has ended.

I began my return to the home front by changing beds, and washing sheets and towels. Not too bad. In fact, it wasn't nearly as tedious as I remembered it. (And, I'm not saying those chores didn't get done while I was a getting-paid-to-work-mom. *ahem*)
Then there was that part of the day when I updated social media sites with my change in employment.
And I began to wonder, What do I say bout myself now?
Can I still be called a stay-at-home-mom when one of my children has nearly flown the coop, and the other two are needing me less and less?
Or should I be known as a stay-at-home-grand-daughter, since my greatest concentration of effort will be going toward my grandmother's needs?
I simply deleted Vista Springs-Edgewood from my LinkedIn account, so now it says "Christian speaker and author" there. And I wonder, Will I find myself with a greater focus in that realm? I have a couple of women's retreats coming up for which I'll be speaking. Maybe God is going to open more of those doors?

The fact is, my future is a mystery to me.

But I know God knows.
I know HE sees tomorrow, and next week, and next month, and the month after that one. I know God has control of the details. He's holding it all in perfect balance. He knows what's next.

And that is all I need to know.



Kaira said...

I like Christian speaker & author! I would be interested in hearing more about your retreats. Email me info if any might be doable for me to attend. Akari, I was going to ask you about that Captivating retreat you told me about. Can you, when you have time, point me in the direction of the organizers so I can get on their email list or see their schedule?


Joanna Teigen said...

"He knows what's next. And that is all I need to know." Needed that so much this morning - thank you!

Mommy's coffee break blog said...

Yes...what's next? I've been pondering this question for myself too! I look forward to hearing about what God has in store for you this year.

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - Thanks. I do, too. If that's what HE wants! Watch your email for my message. :)

Joanna - You're welcome. It's nice when our complicated lives can become so simple, isn't it?

Mommy - And I, you!