Being Patient During Preparation
You know it's been an interesting few weeks for me. In all the hustle and bustle of my life I realized that my own personal life feels like it's at such a standstill. I have moments where I'm discouraged or simply drained from the constant everyday responsibilities. For the first time in my life I realized that the next step, chapter, phase of my life is completely contingent on my faith and trust in God. See I'm so used to knowing what's coming next. When high school was ending I knew college was next and when undergrad ended I knew grad school was next. Now that grad school is winding down there's this unknown of what my future will look like and although I know it will be bright it's the discomfort of it all.
Lately God has been reminding me of all of the promises that He has made to me, the vision that He has showed me and if I'm being honest some days it's hard to hold on to when everyone around me seems to be moving full force in their lives. (No hate or envious feelings) however there are moments where what we see can get the best of us and blind us from what God has already promised us. It wasn't until I came to the conclusion that the place and space I'm in is true preparation for all that God has for me. I'm really learning in this season to be patient and truly trust God with my all and keep my faith strong even when I can't see it. Believing and standing on God's word is a must even when it seems impossible to do. I've been challenging myself to remind myself that my timing is God's timing and that He hasn't forgotten me. Along with challenging myself to often remind myself of what God has promised me time and time again. Trusting God and having faith is believing even when we can't see.
There are so many other people who may be in the same place and I'm here to tell you that God is still faithful and that the posture of your heart while you wait is what's most pleasing to God. Continue to trust Him and have faith that God is a man of His word and He will keep every promise that He has promised to you.
My prayer today is that we trust God with our all. That we stand on his promises and have faith that He will do all He said He would and more. I pray for the posture of our hearts and pray for purity, preparation, and readiness to be within us.
-Yours Truly, Eb