I may be the only person this way… but I kind of like knowing what is going on. I like having things figured out, no surprises, able to meet each thing that comes my way with proper expectation and drive to get it completed to the best of my ability. Unfortunately… life doesn’t always work that way.
When I was a teenager, I was taught to expect graduation, the “waiting years” and then marriage to a godly man and the bountiful and blessed life of a wife and mom. Fast forward about 15 years… and at age 30 I am still “waiting” (according to some people), still single, and have not the slightest idea about what lies ahead.
In some ways, I feel like I’m starting over, because for the most part up to this point, I’ve been following the expectations and suggestions of others. Get this job, go to school while you’ve got time, do this business, have these hobbies because you’re good at them… even my walk with Christ was according to what others expected up until the past year. This is not the way life should be lived!
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Last year I began a journey that has been the most terrifying, revealing and freeing journey I have ever experienced. It has been a journey of self-identity, learning who I am in Christ and how to see what HE wants for my life. It’s not a clear-cut plan… to be honest it has been very much the opposite!
But if there is one thing I have been learning, that is to take my life moment by moment. I have had so many abrupt changes and happenings I have come to the realization that I can make all the plans I want, but in the end, it is living in the moment, trusting God in the moment that I am currently in. Honestly, sometimes that’s ALL I can do! I am committed to taking my life moment by moment in God’s timing and God’s way, and in doing so, life is beginning to get simpler a little at a time. What blessings come from the simplicity that is in Christ and trusting in Him moment by moment!