Waiting for Someday & Living for Now

At this time of my life I am easily becoming overwhelmed by the amount of choices facing me. Being seventeen isn’t what I thought it would, I don’t exactly think I am who I thought I would be.
There’s a whole lot of life up ahead, and I don’t exactly know how to live it.
I think a lot of people are at that place, especially if you are in high school and people are continually asking you, “what’s next?”

And here I am telling you what’s next. Are you ready? Okay…

Stop. Wait. Breathe. Pursue God.

Did you know the word ‘wait’  is a verb? That means that it’s an action, that means that when you’re waiting for what’s next,  you’re still doing something. It’s okay to wait, you’re not wasting time.

But speaking of time, imagine that the time you spent worrying about your life, you start spending it with God. The burden becomes lighter, the stress is replaced with rest, and pressure gives way to peace.

If you are not where you want to be in your life or if things are not working out the way you thought they would. Or maybe you’re not who you want to be, do not fear.
God is continually working in your life making you who you need to be and taking you where you need to be.

Every interview you have for the jobs you don’t get might be a practice run for the next, and maybe even better, job. Every conversation is helping you figure out what to say and what not to say. Every moment is helping you realize who you are, and who you’re not.
But in all things, no matter the circumstance, use it as an opportunity to turn to God, and pursue what He has in store for you.

If you were looking for some kind of sign that you’re doing something right, or if you’ve been waiting for an opportunity, let me tell you something. Your potential is your opportunity.

po·ten·tial
pəˈten(t)SHəl/
adjective
1.having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.

In your time of waiting for what’s next, don’t miss the fact that the circumstances you are in right now are opportunities. Don’t get caught up in stressing over your future that you forget to live the present to the fullest. Use this time to pursue God. Use this time to grow in Him so you cannot be shaken.  Allow God to use these moments to build your character.

While you’re waiting for someday, live for today.

Sometimes it gets uncomfortable, but a verse that comes to mind is 1st Peter 5:10,

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered for a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”

Everything that happens prepares you for what is next.  Every moment in your life is like a stepping stone.  Life is a never-ending journey, and we are blessed enough to have Jesus as our navigator. We just have to set our eyes on Him, and follow.

-Anna-

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