I Thought I Knew What I Was Doing (Part 2)

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So many of us are at pivotal times in our life right now. Maybe you just graduated college and you still don’t know what to do with your life,you are the “best aunt ever” but you really want to get married and have your own kids, the career path you chose isn’t that exciting, you want a change but you are scared and you don’t know how to make that happen, you want to live overseas, you are a single man looking for the right woman to scoop up and she appears to be “no where to be found”, maybe your children are grown up and you are wondering “what’s next?”, maybe you are at a standstill and you don’t know how your dreams, likes, and hobbies, fit into a typical “career”. Congratulations, join the club of self-discovery and life’s ever changing seasons. You are not alone.

You probably have a million questions buzzing around in your head. You are not crazy to question- in fact that is a great place to be in. If you have questions then you are most likely looking for answers.  I have found so much freedom because I dared to ask some hard questions. If things always went according to my plan I would never have questions- thank God my way usually does not work out. A series of events caused my little world to fall apart like a Janga tower that had one major piece removed from is infrastructure; I can honestly say I have not been the same since.

I’ve realized life is so rich and full of wonder, excitement, love, heart-break, joy, grief,whimsy, pain, and discovery. We can not predict our future. We never expect for tragedy to strike or illnesses to occur. We can’t predict when we will meet the love of our life.  We can’t predict when we will get that new job or when our dream career will take off. Bottom line: we cannot know everything and we don’t need to.

A friend of mine recently wanted to go on a healing journey that would really address some tough areas of her past. She decided to coin it “#100DaysOfHealing” and another friend and I decided to join her and give up bread (Me) fried food (my friend) for 100 days since we have been working on governing our eating habits (Mind you I chose to give up bread, OMG. The hardest thing to give up. I am not going to lie, I haven’t gone a full 100 days without it but I have limited my intake and I can count on one hand the amount of times I have had bread! This is a big deal people.) We decided to take this journey with her because like it or not we all have things in our heart we need to work on.  Her bravery to face some real challenges reminded me of the value of authenticity. My point of being sweetly broken may be different from hers but the fact remains: we are both being sweetly broken in incredibly different but powerful ways. What I learned from her is that even through all of the uncertainty of life, taking time to pause and address our inner issues will most likely help us make better, wiser, and more informed decisions about our future.

So if you are still wondering what you are doing with your life, take a good hard look in the mirror because it all starts with you. Try to soak in the season you are in now and begin to envision where you see yourself being. The healthier you are mind, body, and spirit; the less likely you are to jump ship when “life gets tough.” Trust me, life will happen and God will remain faithful.

Romans 4:18-25 When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. 

–If you need a buddy to go on a #100DaysOfHealing journey with, you’ve got a friend in me. Feel free to comment or use any and all avenue of social media to reach me. I believe we are better together. You are not alone, we are all in this together. —

In my last post I wrote, ” If you are being wrecked like me and your plans are changing- let’s start a support group. I promise to keep you entertained, listen often, and make you laugh.” We are meeting tomorrow, Ha. If you live in Houston and want to hang out message me for details. Everyone is welcome.

XOXO

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