11 June 2014

Teachable Moments: Planning Your Future

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. 
Proverbs 16:9 ESV

I am currently on the job hunt and attempting to figure out what God's plan is for my future (who isn't trying to do that?). Anyways, the past few weeks have taught me to trust what I know. Most of you probably don't know that that is something I struggle with. Sitting at home has allowed me plenty of time to think over what I'm doing, how I'm going about the job hunt, and what I want for the future. This past week I just had to ask God what he wanted me to do, I didn't feel like I knew what I was doing or what I really wanted. I don't feel that I've received an answer for that prayer yet, however, I did realize something in the time I spent talking to God. I realized that I DO know what I am doing, I DO know what jobs (for the most part) are best for me, and where (location wise) I want to be. For some reason I needed to spill my guts about all of this to God to figure that out, but better late than never I guess. 

Proverbs 16:9 is a good reminder as I'm trying to figure out what the Lord has for me next. I've learned that right now I'm supposed to do what I know to do. Search for jobs, send out applications, pray, and hope. I know that God will open the right doors. Even over the few weeks that I have been back home I have seen God work in my life and heart to teach me. I'm learning and gaining confidence. It's not easy to be in a season of waiting, but I know that this waiting has a purpose. So in the meantime, I will work hard, enjoy the everyday blessings in my life, pray, and live faithfully, knowing that God will lead me in the right direction. 

Be encouraged sisters, when we don't have it all figured out (or even when we think we do), we can rest in knowing that God guides our steps. 

We plan the way we want to live,
    but only God makes us able to live it.
Proverbs 16:9 MSG

Are you in a season of waiting? What are you learning?


  1. I love this post! And I especially love the proverbs 19:21 verse. I experience those seasons where I have to trust that God's plans are better than mine WAY too often :)

  2. Right there with you friend, on every word you spoke! This has been my journey for about a year now...trusting Him as He guides us both! Praying for you on your journey as well!

  3. Thanks Jayda! I know it seems like there is always that something.

  4. Thanks for linking up girls—such a great post to share :D

  5. This is amazing. I have two things. 1. I was going through the same thing last year. I was moving to DC but couldn't move until I found a job. I was filling out applications left and right. Getting interviews was spotty, but when I'd interview, I wouldn't get the job. I've NEVER had to deal with that before and it was hard. My boyfriend helped me by sitting down and doing mock interviews with me. He told me to think about the interviews I'd been on and write down the questions that were asked most often and have prepared answers for them so when they were asked again, I would already know what I was going to say. That helped me tremendously!! 2. I'm in a place of waiting now (for something else, not a job). It's been one of the hardest things I've ever had to deal with. The thing that's most frustrating is knowing that there's nothing that I can single handedly do that will make what I'm waiting for come any faster. I've started spending time with God each day...reading and dissecting his Word and past sermons I've taken notes for. I've gotten so many messages from Him by just doing that alone and it's helped me be comfortable with this season in my life. I think you're on the right track! Just remember that faith isn't magic. Praying in faith isn't like rubbing bottle with a genie in it. It's a lifestyle. Remember the things God has brought you through before and have confidence when you pray. Our life is a story. No story goes straight from problem to solution...there has to be a little drama sprinkled in there. God knows our end and He's preparing us for our future with these things we go through. That was my lesson last night. :-) Stay in faith!! #FHFridays

  6. Wonderful post! I, myself am still trying to await my true destiny... I know whatever plan, I'll be happy. I'm certain whatever his mission fir you will be great! #FHFridays!


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