Waiting

This is the part of my blog where I spill my heart. I am a big fan of journaling, and sometimes my thoughts need to have a voice. Enjoy!

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I'm a planner. I love making lists and setting goals. But I often feel like I am in this transitional state. Waiting for the next big thing. Graduate from high school, check. Graduate from college, check. Find the perfect guy and marry him, check and check. When I was back in graduate it school, it was so easy to fall back into planning mode and become constantly anxious for the next big thing. 

What I often overlook is the fact that God has plans for me. Not for when I get a real job or when we start a family, but right now. He has placed people in my life that I can interact with daily. I don't need to have it all figured out to be used by Him. 

As I move into the next phase of my life, I once again feel the need to be busy and make lists. I recently started my first full-time job, and we are renovating our first home. There are always plenty of things to get done. But what I really crave is living in the moment. When is the last time you did something spontaneous? How long has it been since you sat outside in the sunshine just because? Life is happening now. Go live it.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." [Jeremiah 29:11]