"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride." Ecc 7:8
This is what Eric taught out of on Sunday to our 5th and 6th grade group at Spring of Life. It was one of those moments where I honestly thought, "Did they just put that in? I have never read that before!" It is so apropos for our situation right now. Sometimes we get so frustrated with the amount of time we get to spend as a family. Or we wish we could splurge and have fun. Work, watch the baby and switch. Oh and hello husband. Repeat. That seems to be the routine we are in right now.
Hearing this verse made me reevaluate it all. I had to step back and realize God isn't just working out our finances so that we can be more stable in the future. He has been working for us for the past 3 years (and before!) through all of the struggles we have been through and through every dumb decision we have made.
Each time we have to sacrifice time together as a family so one of us can go to work, we are simply laying our crowns down to worship our Creator in order to be the absolute best stewards we can.
Soon. Very soon, we will be moving to a new phase. But for now, we are here.
"Stand up and finish what you started." That's our plan.