I am continually trying to figure out what’s next in my life.
With 2017 approaching so quickly and the knowing that it’s the year I graduate high school makes my stomach drop. I mean, it’s exciting, my life is truly just beginning.
BUT, there’s the impending question of “What’s next?” and “What are you doing when you graduate?”
And something I have come to the conclusion of is that my timeline doesn’t always line up with God’s timeline. But God’s timing will always be perfect timing.
Sometimes we might think we are ready for something.
Or in our heads the thing that we really want to happen should happen RIGHT NOW.
And as we pray we think things are delayed, but the reality is that everything is happening when it should.
We are the ones putting expiration dates on opportunities, and putting a limit on life.
Humans have created an orderly system of when we would ideally like things to happen.
But in the Bible God never once said, “Hey Daniel, so when you graduate highschool you’re gonna do the thing…okay?”
No, because that wasn’t Daniel’s circumstances.
When something happens one certain way for someone else, don’t be discouraged that God isn’t doing that in your life. They’re not you, God’s plan for you isn’t the same as His plan for them. Just because some people know exactly what they want to do right out of high school doesn’t mean you will. And that’s okay.
Don’t compare your circumstances and your journey to other’s circumstances and journeys.
God uses the places you are at to launch you into the next stage in life, and that might be one week to three years.
I want to encourage you to not lose heart if things aren’t working out the way you want them to. You might graduate and still not know what the next thing is in life, but your life is in the hands of the Creator, and He is continually creating you to do all that He has made and established you to do. And He knows when you’ll be ready.
Be patient with yourself, and be patient with God.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”