The saying goes, “Watch out what you ask for.” That is what is going through my head right now. But I wouldn’t want it any other way.
In March when the whole country shut down, all of a sudden I was without a job. No where to go in the morning. No more going to bed early because I had work the next day. At first, I thought, “This is great!”. I started working on forgotten projects. I could go shopping in the middle of the day. I stayed up late at night when I wanted to. After a while though, I began to wonder if I had a purpose. What I spent months going to school for was basically shut down now. I questioned many aspects of my life. I questioned God. I would pray for direction but it seemed as though life remained stagnant.
What do you do when your path you imagined yourself going down disappears before your eyes? I read something on Facebook one day that described exactly how I felt at the time. I printed it out and taped it to my refrigerator and read it every day:
” You’ll wait. You’ll pray. You’ll question everything. But you will continue to be patient. You’ll keep waiting. And you will keep praying. And one day , when you least expect it , it will finally happen. So don’t ever stop believing. Don’t ever stop trusting. And don’t ever stop hoping. God is so ready to give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of–but you have to understand it’s on His timing, not yours.” ( not sure of the author)
Somewhere in those words I found hope. I feel that there may be someone reading this that needs to hear those words right now. You are at a point in your life where you have lost your purpose. You are waiting and praying. Yet nothing is happening. Just remember God has a purpose for you where you are right now. Maybe it has nothing to do with you. Maybe He is leading other people and setting up situations before He can lead you where He wants you to go. Someday your future will be there right in front of you.
That is what happen to me. Situations needed to be just right for my new path to open up. This path is not the path I imagined myself going down but it has brought me purpose and fulfillment. It is challenging at times but I believe God knew it was just what I needed.
So don’t give up hope….tomorrow could be your someday