When God Says ‘Wait’

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me on this brand new website that I am so excited about. If you’ve been following me at all for the past three years or so, you’re probably pretty used to my weekly Odyssey articles, but I’m shaking things up with my very own blog! 

Transitioning from Odyssey to my own blog has just been one of the very many changes happening in my life recently.

As a recent college graduate, my life seems to have done a 180 in the past few months. I still can’t believe that I’m not starting up classes this week. However, for the most part, all of these changes have been pretty amazing ones, and honestly, God has not let me down. 

I often get in the habit of praying for God to do specific things in my life. I find myself asking for favors or praying He’ll grant my wishes. To be honest, it wasn’t until about six months ago that I finally stopped trying to control every little thing in my life and asked God to steer. And while God was always the one in control even before I stopped trying to call the shots, when I started praying for guidance instead of favors, things really started to happen. 

I can’t tell you how many choices were thrown my way my last semester of college— choices that would have been easy to make a year or two ago were terrifying me.

Two years ago, I would have done anything to pack my bags and permanently move to New York. It’s my favorite place in the entire world. However, when I finally had the opportunity to do just that, God told me no. I had everything I’d hoped for since freshman year— a job in New York City— and God told me to wait. 

After days of agonizing over the decision, I decided not to go to New York and move to Florida instead. In hindsight, this was crazy because I didn’t have a full-time job lined up. All I had was a job teaching ballet and an unpaid position dancing in a non-profit Christian dance company. However, God had a plan for me. I didn’t see it at first though. In fact, I pretty much doubted my decision 24/7 and started to get really terrible anxiety attacks over my choice. However, all along God was lining things up for me. 

A few weeks after I moved to Florida I landed the perfect job. While I may not be in New York, I get to be a travel writer and do social media marketing for an incredible company in Florida. Believe it or not, my job actually involves taking photos and filming Facebook live videos on the beach every morning. While I can’t say whether I’m happier here than I would be in New York, but I do know that God didn’t let me down. He told me to wait and I think it’s a good thing that I did. Now, I get to write all day long, then dance all evening. Additionally, it’s also not a bad deal that my boyfriend and I finally live in the same town after 2.5 years of dating long distance. 

Sometimes God gives you everything you want and then tells you to wait.

It’s incredibly hard to do, trust me. However, He’s the one with the blueprints to your life, so when in doubt, keep your faith and it will all work out the way it’s supposed to. 

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