I get it. Trust me I know how hard it is to want something and wait for it. I know the heartache of praying desperately seeking God to answer that prayer and it still not happening. I know what it's like to be so close and yet still so far from your next season so the waiting continues. I know what it's like to see everyone else making progress in their dreams and getting the things that you're praying for and not understanding why it's not your turn yet.
I know what it's like to be asked if anything is new in your life and you say no because probably the only new thing is a new shampoo you're trying out. I know the rush of doubt and defeat that comes over your thoughts as you wonder why nothing is new or you feel inadequate for not having anything new and exciting happening right now. I know the feeling of having that crush and hoping they'll notice you or maybe ask you out and it never happens. I know the feeling of being overlooked in different areas and the thoughts of why coming to mind. I know what it's like to have big dreams and not seeing it work out yet. I know friend.
But here is also what I know. I know that I am enough because I'm a child of God. I know that I was thought of before I was conceived and that God set in motion the plans he has for me well before I began to dream myself. I know that His timing is so perfect, more perfect than mine and that if something isn't happening it's because he has something so much better for me. I know when the thoughts of doubt rush in it's because the enemy is trying to distract me from my purpose and I also know it shows an area of growth for me internally to recognize and deal with. It's not fun to deal with the pain and work it out of our souls because it hurts but it's worth it.
I also know that just because I don't have anything new (by new I mean big life changes) going on in my life, it doesn't mean that my life is boring. I know the fun I have with my friends and I know the life I live is my own (and what God's given me) so I'm learning to be content in just that. It's important to focus on what we do have in our lives when these feelings rush over us. We don't want pity from those who have the things we're waiting for because honestly it hurts more, but rather those in the waiting season just want to feel like their life is just as good. So that's what I hope you hear from me today, that you're life is great just where you are because you're doing what YOU were created to do.
So friend, I hope you'll be encouraged today to know you aren't alone in your season of life or your thoughts. I hope you know I'm right here with you and cheering you on as well as we actively wait for what God has for us. I say actively wait because God has purpose in the waiting as well. He has people planted in our lives to reach, areas of growth and dreams to dream right where we are. So dream on friend. You're doing just fine!
Here are a few scriptures to help your heart today:
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
"The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him." Lamentations 3:25
"I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay." Habakkuk 2:1-3
Father, please help my heart today as I continue to wait for you. Please remind me of your love and faithfulness when the waiting gets harder. I'm thankful for all the blessings in life you've already given me and for how you never fail me and always provide for me. I praise you for the answer to my prayers and I'm confident that you will answer them in perfect timing without delay. Please encourage me today and surround me with a community to help me wait well. Thank you Lord. In your name, Amen.