I was always the “what’s next” type of person. I would cringe if I went into anything blindly. I was always extremely logical and methodical with everything I did. Whether it was school, relationships, friendships, work, etc., I needed to have a plan for it all. I would always lay out 3 month, 6 month and 1-2 year plans for everything (see, I wasn’t kidding…lol).
However, once I embarked on my walk with Christ, I quickly realized I was going to have to change my outlook on everything. In order for my walk and commitment to Him to be valid, I now needed to let go of all control and trust in Him. At first I thought the mere notion of not calling the shots in my own life was a travesty within itself. I then realized, if I want God to make my life over and give me 100% I needed to do the same. I can’t go in 85% and expect 100%. Our commitment to one another is one of reciprocation. It’s a 2 way street, just like any other relationship.
I also had to learn the art of trusting His timing. God has a plan laid out for us already. His plan for us will supersede any man made or self-made plan we may have. He will close doors that do not fit that plan and He will continue to close those very same doors if you try to open them so we must listen and learn to walk away. It sounds confusing at first but after some practice you start to realize when to walk away.
On the other hand, God will continue to open doors that DO fit his plan for you. When you are favored by Christ and it is in His plan for you, He will make a way for you to achieve it. He will move mountains and split oceans wide for you to get there. He will make sure that you are fully equipped to execute His plan for you. Even if the equipment needs calibrating from time to time, it’s ok. What God has intended for you will only work FOR you, not against you.
With that being said, as an upcoming lifestyle blogger I struggled with trying not to compare myself to other bloggers/vloggers. The reality is that the market is saturated so while being surrounded by so many other bloggers/vloggers I worried if I’d be successful or if I would just fall flat on my face. It took some time but I started to realize that I had to take a leap of faith and pursue what was keeping me up at 2am. More importantly I realized that I am favored by God. The moment I put all faith and control in God’s hands doors started to open in abundance. I can’t even begin to tell you how many doors opened but what I can tell you is that within a week my inbox was flooded with emails regarding opportunities. I quickly realized that He has a plan with this for me and that I just have to trust in Him and be patient.
I found this excerpt from Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer and I couldn’t help but share. “If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable; but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and enjoy the wait. It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which is one of the most important Christian virtues. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22)”.
Once we develop patience and trust in God and His timing we will feel completely satasfied. We will not feel as if we are lacking in anything, material or spiritual. He is forever faithful. Once we see His faithfulness have its way in our lives our relationship will only grow deeper with Him and we will gradually learn to let go and let God in all that we do.
“Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God in everything”.