So after a great start to the year I had a lot of questions for God. I was feeling motivated, ready, fired up to do all the things I planned out to do this year. However a little after I felt like God was taking his time to answer my questions. Things weren’t not happening the way I thought it would. Now anyone that knows me well enough knows I like structure, organization, knowing what is going on and knowing what is going to happen and when my plan gets messed up Daniella is not happy. I started to get frustrated with the process. So I allowed the fear of the unknown just to walk straight in.
We have timetables, calendars, to do lists etc. to help us plan our lives. We even check weather reports just to know whether it’s going to rain later. We are basically obsessed with knowing what’s going to happen. So if God doesn’t do the same we get annoyed and worried. However in Matthew 6:33-34 it says:
‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own’
Don’t get me wrong it’s good to plan and be organised but do not get obsessed with it. Especially when you know the future is not in your hands anyways it’s in God’s right? As I am writing this I am laughing at myself because I was complaining that God was not listening to me. But He was and in fact he was speaking to me. He even used another people to speak to me. But it wasn’t what I wanted to hear so I said he wasn’t saying anything (lol). This is what he told me: ‘Be patient, keep on doing what your doing. Do not look at man to praise you. Don’t compare yourself to others either, just stay focused. It’s happening , do not fear trust me with all your heart… trust me .’
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7)
Philippians 4:6-7 keeps on popping up everywhere. I guess this is one of the main ways God speaks to me through words and scriptures. I can’t lie and say I completely understand what’s happening. I am still a bit confused about my future and what is going to happen this year. But I know many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21). So my encouragement to anyone feeling this type of way is to find a couple of verses to encourage you in the bible. Meditate and pray on it. Note down how God speaks to you. Note down what God may be teaching you or dealing with in this season of your life. Enjoy the process of becoming and trust in your journey.
Slow and steady wins the race
So know your own pace
Instead of always running
Enjoy the process of becoming
When nothing is certain, everything is possible