Before I jump into things, I’m going to share a little story with you all.
I was doing my hair one morning. I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, “If I had a hairpin right now this look would be complete”. Now I KNEW I had absolutely no hair pains. I had not purchased any, I had none lying around. As I continued to look at myself in the mirror, holding my hair up the way I would want it styled, I saw something black near my foot. I kid you not, it was a hairpin.
Now yes this could have just been a weird coincidence. Life working in my favor right? Well weeks later, the same exact situation occurred. Once again I stood in front of my mirror fantasizing of how my hair would look if I had just one hairpin. Yet again, I saw another hairpin near my mirror.
I couldn’t help but think of God while I stood in amazement. When I didn’t need the hairpin I never saw it. It could have been there for weeks. It was in the PRECISE moment when I needed it, that the hairpin was made visible to me. Isn’t it amazing in life how God reveals things to us at the moment he sees fit? I could have seen that hairpin weeks ago, but I did not need it weeks ago. I needed it at that exact moment.
The entire hairpin situation made me feel compelled to share something. You know when Pastors say, “God gave me a message to share with you all today”? Well, God literally put something in my heart to share with you all.
I never thought I would be in a situation where I did not know exactly what I’m doing with my life post-graduation. I am so used to planning every detail of my life so that things fall according to how I want them. I have not heard anything back from medical schools yet, I don’t know what I want to do if I end up not getting accepted. Mom calling stressing me out. Just a whole area of unknowns.
I have even found myself acting based on fear. Oh, let me apply to this grad school just in case, or this research just in case. But He says, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the I will bring you today.”
We make plans in life, but God ultimately has the final say. He knows what is best, and when it is best. I think that may be the problem sometimes. We are such an impatient generation. We want things at the times we see fit. But God can’t be rushed. We can not speed up a process that already has a set time. Because while we see just a simple fraction, God sees the ENTIRE picture.
It’s can be so easy to compare yourself to those around you and wonder if God has given up on you. It’s important to remain focused on God’s plan for your life. I know you have your own plan, but God’s got a better one.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own plans that the fears, doubts and, anxieties blind us from seeing what God is trying to reveal.
Lift your focus beyond the circumstance.
In this period of the unknown, self-doubt, fear, seek God’s presence. View it as an opportunity for spiritual pruning, growth, and discovery.
TRUST in him.
I get into medical school this cycle. Praise God. I don’t get into medical school this cycle. Praise God. Medical school (or whatever grad school) is going nowhere. Each day I am learning to trust in him more and more. Even though I honestly have no idea what is next for my life, I know God is with me and will open one door when another one closes.
As with my hairpin, he knows the precise time to make things happen in our lives. We just have to pray, wait, and trust in God.
As Always, Stay Fabulous.