Leaving

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Before Lily was born, we started realizing that something wasn’t right. We weren’t where we needed to be. As it became more and more apparent, we fought and struggled with the idea.

We had left one church because we weren’t able to bend and had been broken because of it. We didn’t want the same thing to happen. We prayed. We fasted. We searched and searched for the right way.

And not long after Lily was born, we had our answer.

We decided to leave the church we had served for nearly a year. Truthfully, we had reached our limit of effectiveness. It just wasn’t working. We weren’t working well while there.

We left a significant part of our monthly paycheck, too. It had played a huge factor in our desire to stay, but we knew we needed to let it go.

When Drew told the pastor that we would be leaving, there wasn’t a supplement. Two days later, Drew was offered a job that would cover the amount that he had made at the church…and then some.

We thought this side job would be temporary. Turns out, it hasn’t been. It’s been over two years since he took that side job, the one we thought would be temporary. The timing has put a strain on our family at times. Drew works. A lot. We miss him here.

But again God provided. Again, He proved His faithfulness in our lives. Even in the small(er) details.

This post is part of a 31 Days series on Raising My Ebenezer, part of my story and my own testimony of God’s goodness and faithfulness. As the song Come Thou Fount says, “Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by Thine help I’m come.” For the month of October, I’ll be writing our story, outlining the Ebenezers in recognition of His mighty hand on our lives. His doings and His workings because of and sometimes in spite of our best efforts. My hope is that you’ll see a lot of Him and little to none of me. Because in the end, it is by His help that we have come this far.

 

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