Today I want to highlight a post written by my wise hearted blogging friend, Diane at, an encouraging word. Change is never easy, read how Diane chose to handle the change in her life.
Wanted: Job Title
My Father is an awesome God. I wrote this post very early a week ago Sunday morning, but didn't post it. I wanted to go over it one last time after I got back from church. Please read the post first, then I'll tell you how awesome The LORD is to me. This is what I wrote: Is there a lost and found for job titles?I’ve lost mine.
No longer a wife. No longer a mother.What’s a woman to do?
From my earliest remembrances all I ever wanted to be was a wife and mother. No career aspirations. Except that. That was my career, as well as serving The LORD in whatever capacity.
So, what’s a woman to do when she finds herself no longer an active mother – as all her children are self-supporting adults living everywhere but here?
A mother is prepared for the day when her children will “fly the nest”.I did not suffer any kind of empty-nest syndrome, except for the months of August/September when I would ache to shop for school supplies.Nine years later and I still experience those pangs come school time.
This woman continued to fill her life with ministry work and serving/supporting her husband and his business venture, just as she did for the last 40 years.
So, what’s a woman to do when she finds herself no longer a wife?
A wife is not prepared for her husband to "fly the nest".
So, what’s a woman to do who now has no husband to serve/support?
What’s this woman to do?My purpose in life abruptly ended…
Yet, my husband is still my husband. He just no longer wants to be served or supported – not from the wife of his youth anyway…
I’m still his wife, but not. I have a husband, but I’m not a wife. It’s no longer my job title.
I don’t know how to not be a wife.
So, what is this woman to do?
Is there life after 40 years of being a wife? Of course there is. Ask any woman who has forged on after her husband has died. But, in the lost and found department of job titles, I’m definitely in the "lost" section.
For this you can pray, if you are so inclined… ~~~ And now for the postscript: I closed my computer and went to church. I entered into worship and immediately, I heard the Holy Spirit speak one word to me: "Daughter". I knew in my heart what He was saying. My job title is now Daughter of the Most High God. "Lord, I know I wasn't the best mother, and obviously I wasn't the best wife, but I will do my best to live the rest of my life being the best Daughter I can be", I sobbed back to Him. Two days later, I was praying with my prayer partner and I shared about the post and then going to church and what The Holy Spirit said to me. As I was talking, she gasped. "Oh my gosh, as you were telling me about the post, I was going to say "Daughter of God". We rejoiced in The LORD confirming His Word to me. We rejoiced in His Lovingkindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness. We were thankful for those who are praying for me during this transition in my life.
For those of you who have been praying for me, I thank you. God is faithful. He meets needs. He supplies. He comforts. He promotes. He hands us our job titles. Because of Him and Unto Him,