I know it hurts. I can relate to everything you told me about. Remember last week Friday when we had that chat in the park?
Sometimes it seems as if the current situation you are experiencing is just too much to handle. People want to imitate you, not knowing the hidden pain that is burning inside. It takes confidence to put on a brave face and just smile through your confusion. But I am here to tell you that where you are in your life is not a mistake. You are at the right place and at the right time. Yes I know it seems as if you are not progressing in certain areas of your lives. You see other people working towards their future, and you on the other hand feels STUCK…
It’s those sayings such as “If only I knew I would be in this position” or “Why can’t I ever get it right?” These questions are often the most repeated and is gradually going to distract our attention from God. It’s vital to know when to move and when to stop. When to work and when to rest. When to let go and when to let God. You may think that your life isn’t going the way you planned, but I have come to tell you that it is. So do not worry! At the same time, we ladies cannot expect God to just show up when we want Him to, then leave Him aside when He has blessed us with all we need. We must be reminded always to seek God first in all we do, not just in the bad times, but also in the good times.
If I may ask, what can worrying actually do? Can it stop your tears from running onto your pillow? Can it help you pay the rent or clear your debt? Can it help find you a job? No, I am not saying that we should just be stagnant when problems occur, but be concerned about it. However don’t dwell on it and start to assume that God doesn’t love you, or maybe what you have done is preventing your blessings.
From my own personal experience, I have been through ups and downs, high and lows, happy days and sad days, but guess what I do? I smile!! I make someone else’s day. I love seeing people happy! I know a few people who may not have the energy to do this simply because they are thinking about themselves too much; they are too occupied with their own problems, not knowing that helping someone other than yourself is a way to de-stress! Where you are right now is no surprise to God. He was the one that brought you to this position. Where you are right now is God preparing you for your next step.
Lets really focus on something much more important. WHERE ARE YOU WITH GOD? Not a lot of people would want to answer this question simply because they don’t actually know, they feel embarrassed, or full of pride. Where we are now is no mistake. However we must ensure that we are constantly developing an intimate relationship with God everyday. It should not be a ‘Sunday thing’. Where you are with God is an indication of where He will take you in the near future. Once you are balanced in Him, in other words, stable and trusting in Him alone, He will reveal to you the next step in your life. Not only that, but you must have a HUNGER for the Word of God as this provides REAL NOURISHMENT!
I remember I would always say by a certain age, I would be doing this, earning £££, getting married etc, however my plans did not go the way I thought it would. Sometimes God will mess up your plans to bring you back to Him, and to remind yourself you do not own your life, but He does! The pressure is on to people what other people say we should be, not realizing that God wants you to be the way He created you. He did not create you to be an imitator! You are original!
Tomorrow is not promised. We must be serious about this statement. We must learn to appreciate where we are right now, and use it to move us into our destinies. We cannot live a life full or regrets, looking into our past and complaining about who left, who didn’t stay, who didn’t love you, why people hated you, why you didn’t get the job you applied for, why you didn’t pass your exams etc. These are questions get so many people confused about life, thinking that they don’t have purpose. Every one of you including myself has a purpose on this earth to fulfill! If you do not know yours, see what you love doing, and take that as a sign!
There is a time and place for everything and everyone so don’t force what’s not yet supposed to fit in your life
You are here for a reason! Everything in your life right now is working together for your good! (Romans 8:28). Whatever the situation is, know that it is just seasonal. It is not permanent! God will come in for you. He won’t leave you confused! His love is more than enough to keep you going on your feet. Just trust Him. There is a time and season for everything:
- A time to be born and a time to die
- A time to plant and a time to uproot
- A time to kill and a time to heal
- A time to tear down and a time to build
- A time to weep and a time to laugh
- A time to mourn and a time to dance
- A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them
- A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing
- A time to search and a time to give up
- A time to keep and a time to throw away
- A time to tear and a time to mend
- A time to be silent and a time to speak
- A time to love and a time to hate
- A time for war and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).
Remember: Time is precious! So what are you doing in your spare time? Where you are now is working with time. Not on your timing though, only on Gods timing. So sit back, relax and enjoy the journey called LIFE!