1. Thank you for this post. I have been experiencing very similar struggles and I truly feel that relying more on God is helping me. It is a daily, almost minute-by-minute struggle. You are doing good work, and I sincerely admire your honesty.

  2. So beautifully and perfectly written. You’ve got a beautiful and loving heart – and am so thankful to have been connected with you dear friend. Stay close to those lessons you learned .. you’ll be amazed months and years from now how all of those daily little steps and active decisions have lead to a different life – a life more closely resembling what He planned for you. Big love & MTH kisses! – Alexis

  3. Kayse, great post I need to keep this with my daily read…Thank you for sharing.

  4. Monica C. says:

    You are SO loved Kayse! I see myself in you and I see my husband as well. He is the sole bread winner and it can make for some stressfull times. God hears all, He heals all and HE IS ALL! I cannot stress enough how many times I ask with all my heart for peace and how He almost always IMMEDIATELY provides. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.
    You are blessed beyond measure ❤️?❤️

  5. Till God took me to the edge of the cliff one step into the abyss I never spent time having a full complete relationship with Him- a tremendous loss to miss out on knowing my Sovereign Jesus.
    I still am a “wanting-to-control-everything critical care nurse freak who by Jesus alone many moments a day give my ridiculous feeling of control ( Corena in control is defined as that devil driven silly notion that I can do more than my God ever can); and instead taking His yoke, accepting His peace in life instead.
    I can assure you He is in charge and reigns many times a day every day in my life and I can sleep now for more than 2-3 hours knowing He cares for my daughter and our finances.
    Prayer and intercession, reaching for His Word helps me all the time.
    I hope this helps someone else to recognize that He lives and walks with us. We are never alone and His ways are not ours.

  6. So been there. Last month I got so stressed and anxious in the middle of the night, I got up and too an anxiety pill. No joke. I hate that “should be” feeling when really, you and me–we’re both doing what we “should” be. What we’re called to. Motherhood, marriage, writing… it’s all from God and as women we are so beat down by the lies of Satan that we can never do enough. You’re enough. Today. Love you!

  7. Thanks for sharing so honestly. I so love your vulnerability! It makes me feel like it’s okay to not have it all together, and that being a work in progress is normal. <3

  8. All I can say is AMEN!!! And I’m thankful He gave you rest from the burden you were carrying!! ?

  9. Kayse, thank you for writing this. I know it was hard. I also know it’s just the beginning for you. After conviction comes the work of obedience and it’s not always easy. We entrepreneurs love what we do and when you mix than with a burden to produce, it’s hard to put it away. And If your inbox looks like mine, there is always plenty there encouraging you to “be amazing” or showing you how this or that blogger “brought her husband home from a high paying job.” It’s hard not to get sucked in to the world of bigger, better, more, while our kids sit there playing video games.
    OK maybe it’s just me and I just confessed to all of your readers the true struggle of this blogger.
    Your post articulates my daily struggle. There is a real need for financial improvement, so that makes the battle that much harder. But I need to remember that when I try to fix things, I’m no longer depending on God. And I’d way rather have the fruit of His labor than the fruit of mine!
    Whenever I ask myself if maybe God doesn’t want me making money, the litmus test that comes to mind is this. Anything I can do to help our family’s finances, within the time-limits I have after living into my priorities that I KNOW God wants me focusing on, that work will be blessed. Anything I try to do by stealing time/energy from my God-given priorities is me depending on me. (And 47 years of life has proven that I don’t want to depend on me!)
    I pray for you in the coming days and weeks, that your conviction, your peace, and your trust will remain and strengthen. That God will direct you in making choices of what goes/stays and how your working time is best spent. I also pray that you’ll see sweet blessings coming from turning your attention back toward your family and taking care of yourself, so that you will continue on this path despite the strong pull to fall right back into the pit of over working. I say all this not out of judgement but empathy because I know the struggle!

    Blessings sweet friend!

  10. I love this post and it is so relevant to my life right now. I tend to get overwhelmed and stressed when I have too much going on, and then I try to micromanage my time (and I am sort of a pantser when it comes to time so that just stresses me out even more!). I am working on growing my blog and writing books and marketing and all that stuff – on top of mothering two teen boys (one of which graduates this year – yikes!), and support my husband and teach my women’s Sunday school class and volunteer at a home for women in crisis and be on the board and help organize the director and, and, and… I was praying about this the other day – how overwhelmed I felt. God basically told me to put in a specific number of hours for each thing and trust Him with the outcome. All He asks is that I am obedient to do the work (not BE a workaholic) and He will take care of the rest. Like you, finances are also a stress right now, but I’m learning to trust in God’s plan and provision. After all, worrying about it really doesn’t accomplish anything except give me indigestion! 🙂

  11. Elizabeth H. says:

    So glad you shared l. I share the same struggles but I am unable to work outside the home due to physical limitations. I am constantly trying to figure out how to pay everything. My husband makes a good living but student loans are eating us alive. Both our cars are in need of repairs and are over 10 years old. We are extremely faithful Christians but struggle in this area. Right now we are figuring out if we can afford a vacation in a nearby (5 hours away) city in a paid-for condo.
    Thank you for sharing as I frequently feel alone in this struggle.

  12. venestina cuevas says:

    This is my first comment on your page, but I ve been following you for a while. THIS one just hit HOME. Im right there, my husband did not have his priorities in order and was focusing too much about money for the wrong reasons. Thanks God, he realized we have so much blessing and living without our means is what we needed. Thank you so much for sharing, Matthew 6:24 was the message I needed today and a reminder that when God is the first thing in my plan, nothing can go wrong! Again, Thank you so much for this post!

  13. Leigh Ann Stack says:

    Your post hit home with me. I am overwhelmed and tired also. Debt, bills, kids etc has put such a strain on my relationship with my other half. On top of his medical issues….we are stuck. I need some encouragement!

  14. Thank you for your honesty. I am right there with you. We are taking a leap of faith and selling our house to get out of debt. Being in our late 60s is a big jump. The house is perfect for elderly people. We made some major decision that have impacted our life. We believe God is leading us in our new journey. Pray and He will answer. We made the choice to listen. God bless you! Jeanne

  15. You are not alone! My husband and I are on a similar path as you and your husband. Patience, so much patience. You will reach your goal, just keep it up!

  16. Dinavia Williams says:

    Kayse, this was the.best.post.ever!! I am printing this and putting it with my daily reading material. We are in the same boat, really the same one! Thank you for writing this!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your heart (and your stress about finances!). I’ve been feeling really weighed down by financial burdens lately and that was such a comforting scripture.

  18. Amen! Its like you are inside my head. I so appreciate this blog post today. It has truly blessed me! I am so glad God allowed me to come across you blog site.

  19. This came at the right time. I don’t think you’ll ever know exactly how much it means to read this. I know it’s not easy to put yourself out there in hopes of connecting. But today you did. I have spent the last few days working hard to remind myself to give my worries over to God. I have been trying to control, manipulate, maneuver my life to change the things that are not right and forgetting that it isn’t my job to do that. Yes, I need to accept what is wrong and try, but I need to believe that he has my back and if I ask, he’ll help me. Thank you for the reminder.

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