For those who read my articles, you were probably wondering where the heck I have been for two weeks. Has it truly been that long? Well yes, it has been that long and let me tell you, life happened. All last week I was sent to Compliance School by work in order to receive my CUCE (Credit Union Compliance Expert) certification. I drove downtown Denver every day and spent all my time (7am-7pm) studying, learning from instructors and taking exams.
At the moment, I am still not CUCE certified. During the middle of the week, I came down with strep throat. Yay!…. I sat in class that day, feverish, shaking from being sick and my throat was killing me. I tried taking the exam that night three times and every time I attempted the exam, I failed. I went home defeated and frustrated. I was unsure about what life had in store for me.
I look back on that day now and the frustration I had and I shake my head. those thoughts of frustration and fear of the future along with the uncertainty of life has not been new for me lately. I have wondered where God is taking us for some time now. We are living out of my grandparents’ basement and feel a bit stuck. there are days I come home and wonder what on earth God is doing with our lives. When is He going to show us what He wants or where He wants us to be?
I should be turning my eyes to God and letting Him handle the big plans. So why is it so hard for me to do that? I want to be in control of my life and call the shots. I want to prove that I have life all together like I see in the lives of others. I want to stand up and say, yes, I have control of life and have my head on my shoulders.
The truth is, God is the only one who has complete control of our lives. He is the one who can move mountains, part the seas and change our future. At the end of the day, we need to relinquish our desire to control our lives and let God take the reins.
In Jeremiah 29:11, it says “‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'”. I want us to think about this for a second. If God has a plan for our future wouldn’t His plan be greater than ours? I can set a plan for my life and an idea of what it could look like but if God, the Creator of life, has a better plan for our lives, wouldn’t we want His plan and not ours?
I know it is easier to say we want God’s plan for our lives than it is to wait on His plan. We are a society who likes things now. So during that time of waiting, a time that I am currently in, I want to challenge you to do three things with me.
- Stay in God’s word: It is important for us to read His word. Not only do we learn from Him by reading what He has to say, but we can hear direction from the Lord as well. God can use bible verses to speak truth to us and it is a huge way for us to have hope during a time of confusion and loss of direction. I want to challenge us all to a 30 day study. It is a challenge called “God Is On The Move”. Isn’t it true? God is working in our lives and He is building a beautiful future for us. God Is on The Move
- Pray about everything: If you are feeling down, confused, unsure about life or just don’t know where to go, call on God. Pray and ask Him to help guide you. He hears all of our prayers and will not abandon us.
- Go out and serve: I’ve found that, in my darkest times, serving has been a source of healing. Not only does it help heal but it can distract you from worrying about what the future holds. While God is working in your life, go out and serve someone. By no time, God’s plan will be moving full speed ahead and you will feel like time flew by.
Throughout your journey, right now, know that God has not left your side and never will. Be strong in the Lord and know that everyone is fighting their own battles within their journey. You are not alone in your journey. If you need prayer for anything, don’t forget to send me a message. I am here to pray for you all.
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”