Uncertainty. It’s a word that the planners of the world loathe. For someone who needs their entire life to be mapped out, there’s nothing worse than not actually having a map
Maybe they just graduated high school and decided college wasn’t for them. Maybe they decided college was their next calling and they’ve just taken their last class. Maybe they lost their job and weren’t expecting it whatsoever.
At some point in their lives, this uncertainty plagues the planners big-time. They might have some general idea of where they want to go next, but no idea of how to get there or what their lives will look like a year from now. And little by little, it’s killing them inside. They’ve never lived that way before.
That person I keep calling a “planner”? It’s me. And I’m guessing that if you’re still reading, it’s probably you too. (And that you’ve got just as much anxiety as me. Ick.)
I’m not going to fill this post with advice on how to survive the year, because it’s different for every one of us–but you do need to hear something.
God is using this time to teach us something that He knows we’re ready to learn—are you listening?
When we live our lives completely revolving around the expected, the known, the familiar, how can we truly learn to lean on God? If we’ve got our entire lives planned out to perfection, just the way we like it, what place will He ever have in our lives? How will our faith grow, or even remain?
We need the unknowns, because God uses them, whether they’re big or small, to guide us back to Him.
Yeah, we can definitely try and plan out where we’re going next and follow wherever our hearts pull us, but will that always be the best option for us? When we take God out of the equation, out of the search, aren’t we just living for ourselves?When we take God out of the equation, out of the search, aren't we just living for ourselves? Click To Tweet
If you’re not sure of what your next step will be, pray about it. And more than that, listen to what God says back to you. He’s got a master plan in his mind and He’s so excited to share it with you, but only if you’re ready to listen.
You know that happiness and peace you’re always searching for? You can find it in God’s plan for your life. Although a direction you take may seem odd or uncomfortable, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. In fact, those crazy turns always seem to be the most rewarding in the long run.
If you want God’s hand in your life, let it be there. Don’t slap it away just because you think you can do it all on your own. You might get somewhere doing that, but will it be where you’re supposed to end up?If you want God's hand in your life, let it be there. Don't push it away just because you think you can do it all on your own. Click To Tweet
And if God is telling you to/making you wait, have faith that it’s for good reason. Obviously you’re not going to see it at the moment and it’s going to suck (quite honestly), but you’re going to be thankful when you look back at this time.
God isn’t telling you this time of uncertainty is going to be easy, quick or painless, but He is telling you that you’ll be glad it happened.God isn't telling you this time of uncertainty is going to be easy, quick or painless, but He is telling you that you'll be glad it happened. Click To Tweet
What kind of uncertainty are you facing in your life this year? Comment below and let’s chat!