An Answer to Prayer

For the past several weeks, my husband and I have been struggling to make ends meet. It seems like every day, we fall farther and farther behind. We are careful with our money – we don’t buy anything we don’t need, we clip coupons, and we go without… a lot. After much thought and prayer, it was decided that I needed a job.

I wanted a work at home job, but I couldn’t seem to find anything legitimate and/or stable. Then, I happened to notice a local physician looking for a receptionist. Since I was a receptionist/administrative assistant before I got married, I figured I could apply for the job and see what happens.

I spent some time on the phone with the doctor on Monday night, and it sounded great. While I don’t have any “medical” experience, I do have lots of computer experience, and previous administrative experience. I figured I could learn as I go.

That night, however, I tossed and turned, crying and praying that God would give me a clear answer. At 2am, I woke up my husband and told him that I can’t take on a full time job.

You see, my mom worked a full time job (and then some) and she was never home. I vowed I would never do that to my kids. If I took on a full time job, it would mean I would miss out on all summer with the kids, and I would be even more stressed out than I am right now. And the guilt would be horrific.

I decided that when the doctor called me back the next day, I would let her know that I couldn’t take on the full time job, but I appreciated her consideration.

The next day, the doctor called me… right on schedule. Before I could even get the words out of my mouth, she told me that she couldn’t hire me for a full time position, but she was going to create a special position just for me. I would work on marketing her new practice, and also have the ability to introduce the community to a fantastic new program she is starting. I could work from home, or if I needed to get out of the house, I could come work in her office.

As she talked, tears streamed down my face. Every prayer was being answered before my very eyes. Not only do I get the opportunity to earn an income and help out my family, I get to work with a fantastic physician and gain major experience in a field that definitely intrigues me… and I can do it on my time and in my own way… without sacrificing my time with my kids. I met with the doctor today, and I can begin immediately. Words simply cannot express how excited I am at this amazing opportunity. God is so good.

It’s funny. I always worry and fret over how God is going to take care of things, and then He just does. Slowly but surely, He has laid out stepping stone after stepping stone, gently leading my path in the way He would have it go. I just have to take care not to “jump” ahead and end up swimming to the next stone.

I can’t wait to share more about my new endeavor with you all. I need a few weeks to learn the practice so I can properly tell you what it’s all about, but I am SO excited to get started.

How about you? Have you had an answer to prayer lately? I would love to hear it!

Angie Vinez (2959 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.

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  1. Aww praise God Angie. The LORD always gives us the best and is never too early or too late. I love that He has made this work together for your good for His glory. Praying His Excellence upon this new endeavor and that you may bless many who cross your path.

    God bless and ((Hugs!!))

  2. This sounds a lot like what happened to me. Like you guys, we were struggling, too. BAD. We were juggling our mortgage, way behind on one of our credit cards, barely able to buy groceries and gas some weeks. Last summer, I started babysitting two girls. It was a stressful summer, some weeks having them arrive at 6 a.m. Then the older one started school that fall and I only had the little one, cutting my pay by $100 a week. We were still drowning and I was more stressed out than before.

    So, I started looking for an outside part-time job (like you, I knew I couldn’t do full-time). But because we have to drive the kids to and from school, I knew it had to be something with hours that could work around that. It was very specific and I knew it would be difficult. I, too, was looking for office work because my last job before becoming a SAHM was in an office. Then, one day I got a call from my mom right after I dropped the kids at school. Long story short, she happened to be out talking to her neighbor who just happened to mention she worked at a used car dealership that needed a new office assistant. The hours were nearly perfect, I could drop off and pick up the kids on my way to and from work most days, and I would get Fridays off. I ended up getting the job and have been there since last November.

    Recently, however, some bad things have been going on at the office and my mom’s neighbor, who I like very much and worked great with, was unjustly fired. There is much more to the story, but right now it is very stressful for me and I am going to start looking around for other opportunities. But, all in all, it’s a job, it still works well for us, and I get paid more than twice as much for working half the hours I was babysitting. We finally seem to be getting on top of the finances.

    Congratulations, my friend!!! God is indeed good!

  3. This is one of the most heartwarming, wonderful testimonies I have read in a while. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am for you.

    As for me, so many prayers answered, big and small, I am finally starting to be able to limit the worry/fret time and say- I don’t need to know HOW I just need to know that God CAN and WILL manage whatever I need the answer for, and somehow, He does, every time, in ways I can’t even begin to imagine.
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  4. Wow, thanks for sharing such an awesome answer to prayer! I like your stepping stone analogy. That is a great example…God’s timing is so much better than ours! I guess that is what Ephesians 3:20 says, isn’t it:
    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
    God bless!

  5. That’s so awesome!! I also love the stepping stone analogy.
    Kind of in the same boat too. While we don’t have any debit we are living paycheck to paycheck, going without and stretching those pennies. These last two weeks have been the toughest yet, even as far as rationing out food and having a huge blow when my husband had to go to the ER last week. (Luckily my husband can work from home since we don’t have gas money right now.) We decided early on in the marriage that no matter what I would stay home and always be there for my daughter. On top of that I have awful social/general anxieties and health issues so working outside the home wasn’t/isn’t really an option. I didn’t think I could ever find anything from home, having not worked for nine years and even than I was only a cashier so no experience and no degree. This month I was blessed with not only one but two transcription jobs that I can do from home!!! Again while these last two weeks have been one of the most trying times, I know God is looking out for us and has great things planned for our future!

  6. God is good ALL the time! His answers are always the right and perfect ones just for us as individuals. Our God is truly an amazing and awesome God!!! Thanks SO much for sharing!
    🙂 <3

  7. I wish you all the best with the job. Sounds like a great opportunity.
    This post is just what I needed right now. I’ve had a really hard day today and have tried to “Let go and let God” but I’ve cried buckets of tears, stressed with worry. God does answer prayers and I know he’ll answer mine. It’s just really hard to let go of my human instinct to fret and worry.
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    • Haha I do believe I just posted about the stepping stone analogy on your blog, had no idea you already posted here! Keep on believing and hanging on Terra!

  8. Blessed? Yes, by this post. It reminded me that God is in control of my life and has something out there for me. Thank you for taking the time to write and post this message. God spoke to me.