“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Philippians 4:6

Even women who are strong in their faith and passions can find themselves feeling lost. Whether you’ve just graduated college, high school, or are just between stages of growth, it’s easy to become transfixed upon the unknown.

We might have overcome every obstacle leading up to this moment of uncertainty, and now we are faced with what feels like an abyss, an empty vacuum that gives no indication of what lies next.

Society, our family, and peers all seem to expect clear answers about our futures. Do we need a very distinct plan of what we want and where we’re going? What if we don’t know? There will come a point in time where God will not have made our direction clear to us yet, and this moment of the unknown is frustrating and disheartening.

This is where God is truly testing our trust in Him. As much as we want to post on social media all the amazing opportunities we’ve secured like our peers have, He will reveal to us our own paths according to His timing.

Yes, He will listen and fulfill our prayers, but how He answers them cannot be written into a daily planner. We must simply welcome His blessings however and whenever they arrive. God has amazing plans for you.

He wants to use you as a vessel for His Word and share your unique gifts with this world. As with anything, the feeling of confusion you may be feeling is temporary.

What is meant for us will come…in His timing.

What does it look like going after God’s plan?

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I would give you a definite answer and “solution” if I could, but God works in mysterious ways. We cannot control how we feel, what we think, or how God’s intentions play out in our lives, but we can control what we do and what we choose to focus on.

Choose to approach each day with a fresh pair of eyes that is open to what interests you, what provokes passion.

Be willing to try what might push your comfort zone, what might scare you, what you could fail at.

Pray for patience and gratitude, remembering that while you feel lost, you’re meant to be in this place.

Worries about feeling lost will only keep us lost, but if we give God our self-doubt and seemingly unsolvable questions, He listens and lifts those burdens off our shoulders. He expects nothing from us but to pray and love Him; He’ll take care of the rest.

So it’s okay to not know what you’re doing right now in life or what you might pursue in the future. We only have this present moment, and God has given this moment to thank Him and make the most of His glory! Always remember that God’s plan > any of our plans. Maintain your strength and faith; everything will fall into place for you.

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