Hope everyone’s been doing well.
I know, I know, I didn’t post last week. I was so focused on little meaningless things that I lost focus on the blog and its purpose, but I’m back on track with a new blog post today.
I had this subject on hold for a few weeks now because, if I’m being completely honest, I was getting a little bit frustrated with not knowing what God’s plan for my life is!
I felt like I couldn’t write about the topic of God’s plan because I don’t even know what’s going on, but it didn’t matter what I was doing God found a way to remind me. Through scriptures on my Instagram, friends talking about it, YouTube videos on my recommended, you name it.
So I thought I might as well stop focusing on everything else and focus on obeying God and getting this out to you guys.
I had this whole plan of going to uni and doing exactly what I needed to do to get to my dream career. My plan was a little bit long but I knew if I had patience and kept trusting God everything would be great!
However, down the line my feelings towards the plans I had created at 18 years old became a bit shaky and I wasn’t sure if what I had set as my dream career, for the past 4 years, was what I still wanted to do.
For the past 6 months I have felt frustrated with where I am. Even though I kept trying to rely on God, be faithful to him and whatever it is he has in store of me, it’s been so hard especially because I have no clue what is going on!
And you know what we normally do when we feel like we’ve been faithful, but it’s radio silence. We don’t feel like praying so it becomes inconsistent or you stop praying all together.
Or maybe you start wondering “what have I done wrong? Am I lacking in my worship for God? What do I need to add to my life for God to respond to me?”
But something we need to be reminded of is
TO EVERYTHING there is a season
– Ecclesiastes 3:1 (AMPC)
This is a season! And like every season we have every year, it will change! Winters are all cold and gloomy, then comes spring when things start to brighten up and later summer! The season where everyone is a bit happier because the sun is out.
After finally deciding to stop procrastinating, stop dwelling on something I couldn’t control, to stop focusing on things that did not matter today, I decided to turn my focus back to God. Back to my relationship with him, what he says about me and share with you what is on my heart.
So let’s get into it.
Here are some things you should do when you feel unsure about what God has in store for you.
1. KEEP ON PRAYING
Keep at it! Honestly, as much as we don’t feel like praying, we have to keep going. I made a mistake of not praying the last time I was in a rut and it took me down the wrong path. Made it hard to get back to where I was supposed to be.
So keep praying, he’s still listening. Plus prayer is key to keeping your relationship with God strong.
2. STAY CONTENT
I was watching a Heather Lindsey video, Why I Went on a Man Fast, and she said something that really started to make me think.
If you never got what you desired, whether it be marriage, career, children, would you still be content with JUST God?
If the answer is no, then you’ve got some major re-evaluation to do.
Things, marriage, career, children, they all come and go. They are so fragile in terms of here one day, gone the next. So why rely or focus solely on things that can depart just as easy as breath leaves the body?
They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow
Psalm 144:4 (NIV)
And this leads me on to the next thing I learnt from another Heather Lindsey video, Discovering Your Purpose.
3. KNOW THAT YOUR IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it
– 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)
The things that you desire did not make you, they are not your creator. The only way you can find out what you were put on this earth to do is through God, who created you.
My church did a study on purpose earlier this year and I was reminded by a statement that was written when re-reading it this week.
If I was to give you an invention, you wouldn’t know what to do with it. You would have to go to the creator and ask them what its purpose is.
You (the invention) has to go to the creator (God) to ask him what you were created for.
And how do you do that?
Go back to step one.
Pray and keep praying, and listen out for God’s voice. God will answer you when this season has passed and you are ready for the next.
I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time.
So let me leave with with a few mantras that I’ve started to pray on.
Although I may not be where I want to be, I am where I am supposed to be.
Although I may feel disappointed, I know that this season will pass.
Although I may have lost hope, I will continue to have faith in God, pray to Him faithfully and stay content within the season I’m in and content with God.
After I prayed these things and laid it all down to God, I no longer started to worry. But just to make sure that I continue to be encouraged by God’s word, whenever I feel myself getting down, I put reminders in my home.
Ok, I’m finishing this blog off now.
Hope you’ve been able to take something away from this post and have been encouraged, no matter what season you’re in.
Keep in contact with your creator, always, and in due time your purpose will be revealed.
Until then continue to bring Glory to God on this earth, as that is the general purpose.
Stay safe, stay blessed.
That’s all she wrote …