Listening to My Husband While Being Content

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

Hello, friends. I hope that you have a wonderful day ahead of you.

My heart has been pondering so much lately. I want to follow the Lord with my whole heart. I truly do. It’s amazing how God reveals things to you as you grow closer to Him. There is always room to grow in our walk with God.

At the beginning of the year, I closed my Etsy shop when I felt very strongly that the Lord wanted me to use all of my spare time learning about how to grow food. I’ve learned a lot and have been very busy these last few months! We are growing in two garden spaces and have a high tunnel to put up. A lot of my time has been devoted to this.

But lately, I have been feeling that financial crunch that so many of us are. For about a month or so, I’ve considered opening my shop back up.

I asked for my husband’s council. He said that if my motive was based on my worry about money, then he would rather me not do it. He said that I’m busy enough as it is right now, and adding Etsy orders might be difficult for me.

Well, I opened my shop up anyhow. That night during my Bible study time, I kept being drawn to verses about contentment. Now, I didn’t desire to be rich! But was I content with my husband’s wages? Given the current inflation we are seeing, not really.

The Scriptures say that we should be content with food and clothing. I have much more than that! My lack of contentment was based around worry. This was totally wrong of me.

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Keep your lifestyle free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. For God Himself has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” so that with confidence we say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.”

Hebrews 13:5-6 (TLV)

God will never leave or forsake us. What wonderful news!

As I thought and prayed, I realized that while my husband didn’t “tell” me to not reopen my Etsy shop, his opinion was that I shouldn’t. I went against that, which was wrong. When I listen to his council, then I listen to and obey God.

I sold mostly birthday outfits, which took a great deal of time to make.

I went ahead and closed my Etsy shop again as soon as I got up in the morning. This was a relief, but I felt kind of sad. I have missed sewing as much as I used to.

After more prayer and thought, I think I am going to make and list several children’s skirts either on this website or on Etsy. That is what I enjoy making the most. I think it would a blessing to be able to offer skirts to people. We shall see.

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Of course, I will make sure that my husband is okay with it first. I think that he will be, as long as I use my time wisely and don’t stick my neck out too far. The idea of making a few skirts each week sounds lovely. I will let you know if I list anything for sale.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, friends. May God bless you!

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