Giving Up To Gain: I have been a social worker for over twenty-five years and love the field. However for the past several years I have felt a pull or a longing to do something else. Something that would more directly be a conduit for bringing the Word of God to others. That’s the main reason I started this blog. But I think it’s just a beginning. But if there’s more what is it and will I be willing to step out and walk the road that the Lord is leading me down? What will I be willing to give up to be obedient to God and put my full trust in Him? For some reason I believe this will involve me leaving my job which would mean giving up a very good pension. That’s sounds crazy in the natural. Thoughts go through my head such as how will I survive in retirement, will I have enough, who will take care of me? I am married and my husband works and will receive retirement. But what if we live to be one hundred? What about health care costs? What inheritance will there be for our children? While I am not ready to submit my resignation today, writing this has caused me to seriously think about my future and how I want to spend the remaining years of my life. If I work for six more years I can retire relatively young as compared to many retirees and then start my second career. I will have the safety and security of my pension and retirement accounts to keep me feeling safe and comfortable. With my husband’s retirement it will be even greater. But should I wait? Is the time now? I don’t know the answer to this question today but I have a scripture that I will be meditating and praying on as I press forward. Proverbs 3-5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Published by Jackie Washington

I am a Christ loving wife, mom and friend who just wants to help apply the wisdom of God's word to everyday living. I hope that through my experiences and observations to lead others to and encourage others to turn to the only true and trusted friend that we have, Jesus.

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