I think I can speak freely for a majority of people when I say I have asked myself on numerous occasions, “How did I get here?” It is one of those questions that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but one where you get that look I like to call the “stank face” and really go in on yourself about. I can’t tell you how many times I have asked myself this question or if I am being honest, how many times I still ask my self this question. It is hard not to have moments where you feel unworthy, unwanted, insignificant, or evenunsuccessful. It is so much easier to look at other people who are doing the things you desire more than anything and wonder what they have that you don’t. Or to feel as if everyone around you has it together while you’re still trying to figure out what your giftings, talents, and/or purpose in life is.
I remember in my final year of college I used to question how I went from having dreams of being an MD, to sitting in a Psychology class a few weeks away from graduation, knowing this degree was never going to get THAT career. I remember sitting at graduation asking how I made it to the stage as the first in my family to graduate college when a year earlier the enemy tried to remove me from earth. I remember asking, “ How did I get here?” When I made the move to Tampa, Florida. I’m going to be honest honey, that was a question I asked a couple of times. You see this hair? Florida humidity is not nice y’all. Now I can rock some Diana Ross baby, but every day??? I’m still adjusting okay? It’s a process.
Jeremiah 29:11 “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.”
I have recited and prayed this scripture over and over. It is my favorite because it has brought me from hell to heaven and all the in betweens. It is a well-known scripture to some but it wasn’t well known to me growing up. However, it has been my answer every time I questioned anything and everything. It is still my answer.
I have had so many plans for myself in life but I failed to realize I didn’t need to make any. All I needed to do was trust God, follow my heart, and the path would be made clear. Hurt, pain, joy, friendships, relationships, changing my major 5 times, going through numerous hair products to find the right balance, packing up my life in a car and leaving to a state of sauna like summers are all part that lead to bigger plan. A plan to prosper you. A plan of hope. A plan of a future.
Life leads you to the unexpected but God is always at your arrival. How beautiful to know this life isn’t what I had planned but is everything I have wanted.
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