Friday, February 12, 2016

My Husband Left His 9-5 Job for good & It was the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Us

Some of you may be reading this and thinking, "I wish my husband WOULD leave His job! He needs to be the provider over our family. He cannot just up and leave his job."

Well, I agree with you.


Here's my story.

It was October 2010 and we had been married for about three months. My husband had a nice paying job and I had a great job working from home doing HR at a Hedge Accounting Firm that was located in New York. Life was good. We had the house, our own parking spot at church, the 2 car garage, the white picket fence, stocked 401k's and all of that good stuff.

Until the Lord to my husband to leave his job. My husband got really quiet for about 2 weeks. I sensed that something was wrong with him but being a newlywed - I think I was more upset than anything. WHY WON'T HE TALK TO ME! I don't understand. IS he mad at me?? What did I do? Thankfully, I learned over time that he was thinking and internalizing. The Lord was dealing with him about leaving his job and starting to prepare him for full time ministry. We KNEW that the day was going to come where we were going to start a ministry but we didn't think it would happen so soon. So, I encouraged him. I told him that we walk by faith and if the grace is gone AND the Holy Spirit is LEADING you to do it. I submit to you babe. I truly believe that the Lord is our Provider, NOT you. Plus, I didn't want to be that nagging wife that shut down every idea and vision.

So, my husband goes to work and resigns. Wow. That's it. He has really quit his job and we don't have a whole lot of savings but I'm not going to tell anyone.  I bet they are going to tell me that we are stupid, crazy and out of line for making a decision as such. I wasn't afraid or scared. I was actually excited. I believe that the Lord gave us this beautiful gift of faith that says, "hey, I came into the world with nothing' and if I die with nothing, I don't care either. As long as I spend eternity with Jesus - I'm good." So, let's do it! AND, I also BELIEVED in my husbands vision. I KNEW without a shadow of doubt that the Lord was going to use us to preach to millions of people. Even though, I didn't see it.

So, my husband says that we are going to move to Mississippi.

Mississippi? "Babe, I just moved here from New York City. I mean, do they at least have a whole foods? No whole foods? Welp, let's pack up and go! I support you and I believe in you." I love pretty hard- so at that point, I'm like, If you wanna move to Alaska, I'm going to get some snow boots and go with you because I pretty much love your face! :)

I was reminded of Genesis 12:1:
"The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you."

We didn't know that land or anything about it but we truly believed that God would show us. 
I remember driving down the highway and pulling up to our apartment that we booked ONLINE. We didn't even see it before hand and it was so small that we had to give away things that wouldn't fit inside. I still to this day miss my glass dining room set. (no judgement :)) So, we are all moved in and I look at my husband and think, well, I guess we are going to get started with this ministry thing that the Lord gave us. So, we quietly prayed and I continued to work from home at my job. I thank GOD for the favor that job gave me because the Lord USED that job to provide for our family. It wasn't "oh, I'm working and my husband isn't so I'm going to disrespect him." No, God told both ME and my husband that he was not supposed to get a 9-5. I knew it without a shadow of doubt. In moments where my hubby did get tired, depressed or down - the Holy spirit reminded us that we were where we were supposed to be. Did other people understand it? No. So, when I got questions like, "So, your husband left his job to go pray" from people that knew us - we boldly answered, YES."
See, if you understand the purpose and the power of prayer and studying your bible then you wouldn't think that it was a waste of time. "Well, studying your bible doesn't pay the bills." Well, obedience does. And, again, the Lord used my job during that season to cover everything so that we could do what the Lord called us to do. I would watch my husband study for 8-12 hours a day and then he would come back and teach me everything he would learn. I didn't know that the Lord was preparing him to be a Pastor. I would continue to study my word and stay in the bible as well. It's like the Holy Spirit had to teach us who He was all over again in this wilderness period.

We still had no friends nearby. Our old church family pretty much threw us away because they disagreed with us leaving. No family nearby. Just a 1 bedroom apartment, Jesus, each other, eating rice pretty much every night for dinner and a lot of deferred student loans. No wonder why we considered divorce our first year. We were fighting because we felt so alone! We were trying to become that "one flesh" and we were struggling financially, emotionally with so many other things. It was very much a wilderness period for us.

But I wouldn't trade it for the world.

We NEEDED it. Why?

Because the wilderness season doesn't last always. My husband taking the LEAD to leave his job to do what GOD told Him to do was the BEST thing that ever happened to our marriage and LIFE. Why? Because in Mississippi, is where The Gathering Oasis was started (our growing church that is now in Atlanta). In Mississippi, I started Pinky Promise. The organization that encourages women to honor God with their life and body. In Mississippi, we learned to trust God like never before for our DAILY bread. In Mississippi, we learned what true friendship really means. In Mississippi, we learned that we will NOT ever get divorced. We will work through each test and trial and fight FOR our marriage. In Mississippi, we learned that GOD alone is our Provider.

Sadly, too many of us are playing it safe and we've gotten into this routine. We are afraid to step out on faith and trust in the Lord. All the while, He's saying, go here - go there. Maybe, He's said that to you but you complained that there wasn't enough savings in the account. Or maybe, you've said  - Lord, the only money I have is my 401k. We need that. Hey, in that season we had to cash out of our 401k. Hey, we were walking by faith and we were led to do so. Are you quenching what the Lord is trying to do in your husband? Most likely, your husband won't read this blog - but you will. So, between you and the Lord, has there been times where you've shut down ideas or visions that your husband has because you're worried about material things? I believe that God will use your marriage to solve a problem on this earth and I wonder if God has to raise up your children to do what you will not do?

I look back and I don't know how we payed our bills or how we even lived but it didn't matter. I truly trusted that the Lord was going to do what He said He would do. He provided. I'm telling you - when God tells you to do something, He provides what you need to accomplish it.

So what now? We are in Mississippi and we start to get speaking engagements. So, we would travel to Atlanta every weekend to fly out to a different place. It was getting to the point where we would be in Atlanta for a month here & there. I really sensed that the Lord was telling us to move back after being in MS for a year. But, I didn't want to get ahead of my husband or influence him. I felt like as my leader, He could hear the voice of the Lord as well and He can lead us BOTH back here. Two months later after me thinking that - my husband comes to me and says, "Babe, the Lord is leading us back to Atlanta." WHEW! Thank GOD. I missed Atlanta! And guess what? That day, we also found out that we were pregnant with Logan. Then, the next day - my job told me that they need me to move back to NYC OR I will lose my work-from home job. Talk about another huge test. THEN, on my last day of work - the transmission goes out in my truck. So, at this point, we had been saving for 6 months so I could leave my job and I had so much work that needed to be done on my truck that it wiped out most of my savings.

"LORD! I'm trying to be a good steward! WHY would you let this happen?" I have to use most of our savings to pay for this truck that is out of warranty!

"Oh Heather, you trusted in your savings account much more than you did in me."

Wait. Crap. He's right.

Matthew 6:24 tells us:
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Now - fast forward to three years later and almost 13 books written between me and my husband. A thriving church in Atlanta, GA. A non-profit called Pinky Promise with over 45,000 women. I own a boutique. We have apps. We travel the world and speak. And, we own several businesses on top of the above. We ASKED the Lord to give us wisdom to do what He's called us to do so we wouldn't have to go back to 9-5. We knew that our purpose was to preach the gospel of Jesus and to share Jesus Christ with this world. AND we knew that no job or business could distract us from that mission. And, even to this day - we don't charge a set free to preach. We tell the churches that book us to give as the Holy Spirit LEADS them to give in an honorarium. We wouldn't dare put a number on the gift that the Lord gave us to teach. That is the job of the Holy Spirit. And, thus why have multiple businesses so that we don't have to depend on the churches we speak at to pay our bills. God takes care of us. We have truly LEARNED to trust God for our daily bread and that doesn't change with multiple businesses.

Now, I'm not saying all of this to toot our horn by any means. I don't want to stand up like we are so righteous and that we had everything together because that's far from the truth. We were just a country couple that love Jesus and we desired to live for Him. I truly understand James when it says, "faith without works is dead."

We had the faith to step out but if we never packed up our home and moved - our faith would be dead. My husband would still be working his "safe" 9-5 and we would never be doing what we are doing now.

We simply PAINTED our picture together. There was nothing "ready" made about our marriage. We had no connections, no hook ups, no investor, no great whatever. We literally had Jesus. WHICH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. He made the heavens & the earth! Why do we trust in the created more than we do the Creator?? So, I ask you if you're single - do you write off men that are GOOD men but they don't have money in the bank? You may look at someone else's husband, like "why can't I find a good man?" Honey, you wouldn't have even considered him with your way of thinking! They worked OUT their marriage together and made it sweet & good. He was the janitor at that job and he tried to talk to you but you ignored him. Now, he's the CEO with a wife and kids and you're complaining about not having a good man! A good man is DEVELOPED. A good marriage takes WORK to develop and become an AMAZING marriage. MANY people want the final picture but don't realize the work that goes into it.

A few questions I had in my heart that may be asked while reading this blog:

1. Does this mean that every man needs to run and quit his job because he doesn't like it?

No. There is NO formula to this thing. It's called faith. It's called being led by the Holy Spirit. We KNEW that my husband was going to leave to go into ministry full time while we were courting so I wasn't surprised when it happened after we got married. He communicated to me where we were going and what we were doing.

2. What happened to the ministry in Mississippi?

Funny story - we actually started a church in a college classroom and then at a hotel and then in a auditorium. We were trying to start these things and we weren't ready. The church was supposed to START in Atlanta, GA. Not Mississippi. So, we eventually closed the church down and just did small bible studies there as the Lord continued to prune us.

3. My husband always has so many ideas. I'm afraid that we are going to go broke with his changing ideas. 

Sounds to me like you have a visionary type husband. In these cases, learn to enjoy the ride. I know it makes you nervous and it's hard at times but laugh, enjoy the journey and be his HELP-MEET and ask the Lord to help you with not nagging him. Its easy to nag the visionary because he may not have a lot of proof in his past of being a great leader. Instead, constantly build him up and pray for him. The Lord has prepared you and MADE you to be a great helper to Him. See where you can help & jump in.

4. My parents aren't having that. I have to marry a rich man with a great job and I want to respect their wishes. 

I understand. But, I'm reminded of:  Matthew 10:37 "If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine." Meaning, whose voice is first in your heart? If God is leading you to marry someone and the reasons your parents don't want you with him is because he's not rich - then, that ain't biblical and it's not a good reason. If this is the case, me and my husband would have never gotten married. We barely had enough to pay for our wedding. So, God's leading is first - parents is second.

5. What if we've been broke for a long time and we are just plain tired? 

Philippians 4:12 tells me that "I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little." I honestly feel like I went through the "money test" for about 9 years. I'm not even saying that we are "balling" now because we aren't but we definitely aren't where we used to be. I had to learn to be faithful with little before the Lord gave me more. I learned to GIVE when He led me. I know that giving is like .. whoa - the church is comin' for my money. I'm not just talking about giving to the church, but I also was giving to people in need that I knew needed it as HE led me. I was no longer attached to money. You can be greedy and broke and I wanted to make sure that the Lord was my God & not money. I was not to depend on paper but to depend on the Holy Spirit for ALL things.

So, cheers to being SUPPORTIVE of the leader you prayed for. He may not have what you think he needs now but if you married Him, you GET to believe in him. You GET to pray for him. You GET to fight together. You GET to paint your picture together. Does this mean that you're going to be rich or whatever else? Nah, it means that you're OBEDIENT to the Father and He says in 1 John when we LOVE Him, we obey HIM. This life is about being focused on ETERNITY. Not, this silly earth.

God loves you like crazy,
Heather Lindsey
Our wedding day! August 14, 2010


  1. Thanks always Mrs Lindsey for sharing your heart, so transparent. I'm still learning - but most of all I need to be obedient!
    Faith over fear, trust over doubt. It's about the choices we make. God bless you and your family forever.

  2. Great post. I am working on letting my husband lead. It's hard because it's new to me.

  3. Great blog! As a single, I'm so thankful for Pinky Promise and you and your husband's transparency about everything especially marriage. You and your family are in my prayers! Much love:)

  4. Jesus!!!! If this isn't a word from the Lord!!! Thank you Lord for answering my questions, for answering my plea to understand where you have me at. Such a good, good Father. Heather, may you continue to be equipped for His glory in Jesus name amen!!

  5. This is so good! But I have a question about your businesses. I believe that the Lord has called me and my future husband to preach as well, but I have a conviction against charging "fees" to give people Jesus. Did the Lord tell you to start your business or was it that you just didn't want a 9-5? I'm currently in college (and so is he -- we're both young) but I'm honestly not even sure if the Lord will ever use my degree.. and I just wonder what do I do in terms of a "career" I hope that makes sense lol

    1. Because I pretty much stalk Heather, I can try to answer you hon. :)
      1. Her business today started as a hobby. She wasn't really lookin to start the whole bracelet morphing into PP and boutiques and all. Part of yielding totally means God will lead and use you in ways unique to you that would give Him the glory and bring you some 'bread' too. Win-win.
      So boutique, books, clothes, journals, etc came up as she walked in obedience and purpose. I mean, God won ever leave His own hungry and 'begging bread'.
      Truth is some others may be led to 'charge' a speaking/preaching fee. Nothing wrong with that at all. That's just not the Lindsey's story. Plus she ain't using her degree either BUT
      Some people God will use their degree even though the go into FT ministry.
      The FAITH walk is oh-so-unique (and exciting too especially where you read other people's stories. Our GOD is so cool)
      So focus of following and obeying daily and He will sort you out. Degree related or Nah.

      Heather it is your transparency in sharing your story I LOVE the most.

      God bless you hon

  6. Thanks Heather. I needed to read this right in this moment. I'm not married but dating someone who is also a Christian and it's honestly one of the most challenging things. There are different standards we have to hold ourselves to and it's not possible to just "give up" on what's right when you're trusting in God. I know this will be my husband and I know that I'm meant to support my "visionary" lol. As we're in this stage of "getting it together", which I'm not sure ever truly ends, I see how important it is to let him lead. As long as he's following God, I'll follow him. Thanks again and I hope you're family continues to grow towards what God has set you all out to be!

  7. I follow you on instagram but reading your blog is new for me. I literally was talking to someone about this today- while your blog seemed to be in the same ball park, I was like "nope, that's her story". Then you had 1 line in there.. that I knew God guided me to. Funny thing is, I skimmed over this and something told me to scroll back up and read it in detail.

    I'm rambling, but your obedience has blessed me today.

  8. Thank you for this word, it is so encouraging to me. As a newly wed, a month in me and my husband have already gone thru some tests..and i can relate to your story so much. We are in the wilderness, but I know its just a test and we are coming out stronger in the Lord. Your story is beautiful thanks for being so transparent with your audience of women who can learn from you.

  9. Wow! On time word from an on time God through an awesome vessel. My family has been doing me in for years, and I thought because I'm the youngest that it was something that I had to deal with. But I refuse to allow my family to stump my future for them. When I read Gen 12: 1, I cried. I felt the Spirit tell me that it's time to walk away, I got you! For me this word had nothing to do with a marriage, but everything to do with my faith in God. Today I'm stepping out on blind faith with nothing but the Word God promised me. Thank you for being His mouth piece.

    1. Hi Kalen, if you send me your email, I will send you a video to watch on your faith with God. Had to do with a woman who converted her faith and her family wasn't having it but she stood by her faith believing in God and the Holyspirit.

  10. Yeassss this is Good! Thank you for sharing! Your story is provoking hearts and your obedience is pleasing to the Lord. May God continue to use you and your husband to minister to the masses. God is so faithful...

  11. Wow! On time word from an on time God through an awesome vessel. My family has been doing me in for years, and I thought because I'm the youngest that it was something that I had to deal with. But I refuse to allow my family to stump my future for them. When I read Gen 12: 1, I cried. I felt the Spirit tell me that it's time to walk away, I got you! For me this word had nothing to do with a marriage, but everything to do with my faith in God. Today I'm stepping out on blind faith with nothing but the Word God promised me. Thank you for being His mouth piece.

  12. I quit my job last month and although I have been working on my business since may it truly was me taking that leap of faith. And even in 1.5 months so much has happened and it has truly been the Lord opening doors and paving the way. I LOVE THIS POST!

  13. Heather... OMGOSH month number 4 and we've both lost our jobs and my husband is so passionate about pursuing ministry 100% and I'm like baby, somebody has to work. And this experience has made me resent his leadership and often not encourage him or follow him because I start thinking he's cray cray

  14. I wanted to scream and cry at the same time reading this Heather!!! 😭😭😭 The Lord told me to leave a 60K job where my income is what I thought was carrying us & I knew I had to be obedient, but I didn't know the whys yet! He told me two weeks after leaving to write a book for single mothers & at first I was like "A book?!" Well, I was able to write and finish the book & then my husband's job started cutting his hours...Really bad! We had to move out of the house we were in & move in with family who eventually asked us to leave. My husband got fired Dec 28th after two months with his hours being cut. Talk about testing our faith. I have to admit, I stopped working on my book & because we have a 6yr old son (mine before we met and married) I had moments of panick, but God really has been providing & my husband's favorite words to me are "God is our provider, we aren't each other's providers". We know we are called to preach the Gospel of Jesus as well, so please please please know that this blog was MUCH needed!!! Oh Gosh! I'm not sure what's next, but with God we will be okay. During this time, our YouTube channel was launched, a friend told us about "The Lindsey's", my book will soon be complete, & well...We will see what happens. As long we are in the perfect will of Jesus Christ, I know we'll be okay. You actually gave me advice on using CreateSpace & I thank you for that! My husband is so skeptical about listening to just anyone, but after I asked him to watch y'all VLog about marriage recently, he said "Wow, I'm not the only one who love Christ but had moments of tripping but the Lord checked me" he was speaking on when Cornelious said he would break things, etc & since then he has been saying if they can do it by obedience, so can we. The Lord is so good! Thank you again!

  15. Wow!! Thank you Heather... For being obedient then, so you can be a testimony to me now!

    My and my husband lives are playing out 99% close to how your story goes. From marriage to moving out to a place where we know nobody to miscarriage to starting a church, etc....

    Its crazy how much of a blessing your posts are to myself and my husband!! I can even begin to tell you!

    May the Lord Jesus bless the day I get to meet you and just share with you from my heart about what a blessing you and husband are to our marriage!!

    Thank you woman of faith, again, for being obedient to the leading of God's spirit so that we (and so many other couples) learn from it and be comforted in knowing that God is using our stories for His glory!

    All our love and blessings xxx

    Kimberley Lisa Samuels & Darwyn Samuels!

  16. Thank you Ma. Thank you so much for this post. It is so spoke to me...just what I needed! Thank you!

  17. Heather thanks for sharing your faith experience.
    Am encouraged to obey God & not depend on human understanding.
    Keep up the good work.

  18. Great word! Im being tested on the faith area and it has been soo hard for me! I needed to read this today.

  19. Great word! Im being tested on the faith area and it has been soo hard for me! I needed to read this today.

  20. Great word! Im being tested on the faith area and it has been soo hard for me! I needed to read this today.

  21. Heather what if all this happened but to you. I mean what if it was you God was leading to leave your job , follow him with your life. Your husband in 9-5, getting worried about the bill and not believing in your vision. I mean he is meant to be the head and the vissionary but it's YOU God has imposed a mandate on. What do you do?

    1. I have to be totally honest. I wanted to leave my job as well about 1 year after my husband left his job. But my head or my husband wasn't in agreement. He prayed about it & said it wasn't time. Then, 6 months later he shared that the Lord told him 6 more months & literally to that moment I was done. I would never recommend leaving anywhere or doing anything unless your covering was on the same page. Pray that the Holy Spirit speaks to him clearly. God is not a God of division & confusion.

    2. What a beautiful blast fTom the past!

  22. Grace and Peace Sis!
    I thank God for your continual fight in fighting the good fight of faith. I am a newly wed and when I first met my husband. I knew he was called to preach, and enter into full time ministry but did not know when. Unbeknownst, it was going to be five months into our marriage. However, my husband also had a 9-5. Well, more like 2-11 pm.

    Meanwhile, a month before he quit his job to go full-time ministry. He had no peace going to his job. I knew then that the Lord was dealing with him regarding his calling into full time ministry. I stayed praying for him and encouraging him hoping he would hear the Lord's voice when to leave his job. As I continued to go to Bible study and serve in our church. God was dealing with my husband. Then finally he said so calmly. "I quit my job. I feel like this is what the Lord is calling me to do!" I was like "Thank you Jesus! Let thy will be done!" To other people it sounded crazy because he also had a good paying job. But I learned that when God has you on an assignment other people will not understand, and it is okay it is not for them to understand. So I thank you for your blog because it gives me encouragement knowing that we are not alone as we become more consistent in our faith. I already see God's provision all because of his obedience. The road is definitely not easy, but well worth it!

    God Bless you, your beautiful family, and your ministry.

    Liane Hooker

  23. The realness of this just resonated with me. I'm not even sure how I came across your page and blog other than to say God led me to it as I go through tests I never imagined I would have to. Thank you for being so transparent your testimony.

  24. Great blog! This really encouraged me Heather! Thank you

  25. Thank you for sharing, I'm not married or even in a serious relationship but I have been bless with this write up in ways you won't have imagined, my faith level is reactivated. GOD bless you.

  26. God bless you for sharing. We've been married since 2010 and we've basically been in the wilderness all this's Not easy but I am learning to trust God daily and to follow as my husband leads. The part of your story that really hit me was where u said the ministry didn't even get established in Mississippi and that you had to go back to Atlanta. That's definitely our story too... God's ways are definitely not mans, all we can do is trust and obey. Pls pray for us!

  27. This is very encouraging, even as a single woman. God had me to move away from everything and everyone I know to a different state where I know nobody and nothing. I had hardly any money saved, but I knew He was telling me to go. And just like clockwork people who don't live on faith were shocked and thought I was crazy. God has shown more than ever before how faithful He really is. I love watching Him work in your family's lives, Heather, as well as mine! ~*~

  28. Go, God! I am single, have been called to write, and have known this for at least 15 years. Have been detaching from my workplace ties increasingly (I know this is God because He called me into this career when I had no interest, and caused me to greatly excel). I believe that this is my year, because I'm so disenchanted with what the job environment/circumstances/expectations have become. Am wrestling with Him about my faith & His plan to provide. This is one blessed reading! Even the part on relatives. He has separated me because of this assignment from most that's familiar (many have walked away), for some time now. It's been some journey...many are resentful, nevertheless, I become increasingly sold-out, & resolute. They look to me for prayer leadership, on the job (otherwise, they're mocking my pilgrim-status!! Lol). Nevertheless, I got my mind made turning back! As always, thank & Bless you, Heather, for allowing God to use ya'! Blessings to you, & yours!!

  29. Wow, my husband and I are in the same season. God told him to quit his job during a time we were relocating to do a church plant. He was the only one working at the time and I am completing my masters degree. I transferred schools, we GAVE my car away as we felt God leading us to be a blessing to a friend, packed up everything and moved. The day we arrived, the transmission on our only car went out and less than two weeks later we learned we were expecting! Like you, the mechanical work wiped out our safety net and we were nervous now to move forward with resigning primarily do to our need for health coverage. When we moved his job liked him so much they created a position to work from home. Of course we were grateful and the adjustment felt like grace but in the back of our minds we were still battling with God's instructions to leave. So he finally put in his resignation. After a few weeks off work, nothing was happening and the insurance was about to expire. Then one day his job called to check in with him and offered for him to get back on board until something else came through. That was a difficult decision but we needed the medical. And so here we are. This has been such a roller coaster for us both. Please keep us in your prayers as we try to walk out what God is instructing us to do.

  30. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony. Your blog was confirmation. I am new to the Atlanta area and hope to have the opportunity to visit your ministry.
    Many thanks again!

  31. I loved this blog. This just goes to show that obedience is greater than sacrifice!!!

  32. Dear Heather.
    Firstly, thank you for this timely post and being so transparent. My husband and I are currently in our preparation season. The lord has directed us to another state where he has family. We were married for 3 months when the Lord relocated us. He shut down my job, my church and closed every door in our apartment search until we finally took that step of faith. I am now in a new location where I don't know anyone (except for my husband's family), I am currently employed and have been since we got here more than a year ago. My husband works on call with an agency and has been trying to find a full time job. In the meantime we are praying and seeking his will. We have seen God's hand of provision in our lives. We try not to complain to family or friends when those difficult financial days come around. My question is how did you handle intrusive folks (in my case in-laws) who want specifics on your finances?eg. I was thrown by a question from an inlaw about how we pay our bills every month especially since we don't have much income. As well as comments in regards to our frequency of travel. These questions were not coming from a place of concern. Did you have to deal with anything like this and if so, how do you handle it without being rude or shutting down completely?

  33. To the sister above with the intrusive in-laws, hit 'em with the word. Confess Jesus as your Provider, & the author and Finisher of you guys' faith, then ask them to lovingly pray your faith & strength in Christ; then say, "Thank and God Bless you, we love you,"
    Example: "I know, isn't it simply and unbelievably Godsome! As the Bible instructs us, we're leaning not into our own understanding, but...!"
    Walk in Godly Confidence, thru it all, sis!


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