It’s been a month and a half. Still no email. No call. Why God? I had everything planned out in my head. Once I passed my state board exam, I would apply to as many jobs as possible, get a call within two weeks, get hired, start my new career, and buy myself a new car. Why hasn’t it happened yet?
Before I graduated a few weeks ago, I planned what the next few months of my life would look like, just as I was used to planning everything else in my life. As I stated previously, I already had hopes and dreams of landing a job and purchasing a new car. That has not happened yet, and it is sometimes very discouraging. I say, “God’s got me,” one moment, and the next, I think, “Do you got me, God?” It can be even more discouraging when others that graduated with me have already secured a job or have even begun working.
But even with all my insecurities, worries, and discouragement, God has a plan with my name on it. His Plan for us is “exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Right out of college, I wanted to land a job and start working. But God wanted me to rest. My mom had booked a flight months ago to the Dominican Republic. Two weeks ago, a day before her flight, I asked myself if I wanted to continue moping about not having a job yet, or if I wanted to enjoy my time during this waiting season. I purchased my ticket just 12 hours before the flight. I wanted to enjoy time with my family and not think about job searching. While I was there, surrounded by the ocean waves, the sun kissing my skin, and the warm breeze flowing through my hair, I received an email for an interview. It came to me when I was most at peace, not stressing about it. All along, God wanted me to rest during this season and wait on Him.
If you are going through a season of waiting, I encourage you to let go and let God. He has our best interests in mind. I wanted a job, but God knew I needed a vacation. And your mind needs a break too. Take your mind off what is worrying you this season. Do not try to plan every single detail about your life. Let God do what He does best and take control. What He has designed for you is better than you can think or even imagine.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” -Exodus 14:14