Over-thinking situations can still be an area where I struggle. I never realized until the past couple of years how bad this really was. Instead of always trusting God 100% I can often over-think things and worry that I am wasting time, or going in a direction that doesn’t make sense. Today I received an offer from one of my interviews this past week and while I know it is the right decision there was a part of me that became discouraged afterwards. Don’t get me wrong I am happy that God answered my need so quickly for a replacement job but there is that small part of me that still wonders what I am doing in life and feels unhappy floating around when nothing is making much sense. I know a lot of people that are pursuing their passions, starting businesses, and basically just running after dreams that they really want. Instead I often feel like I have no idea what I am doing, where I am going, but try to just walk down the paths it appears God is directing me to.
I was reminded of this excerpt today:
“Waiting to see how you feel each day is never a good idea. Has anyone ever invited you to do something and you responded ‘Let me wait and see how I feel?’ That just gives the devil room to make sure you don’t feel like doing what you need to do or what can benefit you. We will sometimes have unpleasant times, but we don’t have to live by our feelings; we can choose to stand firm and be stable when we find our strength in the One Who never changes.” – Joyce Meyer “Power Thoughts”
In other words feelings are not facts. Just because I feel unhappy doesn’t mean this job/industry/decision is wrong. It just means it’s not where I thought I would be. It doesn’t mean that God isn’t right on time. It doesn’t mean I am wandering aimlessly. I can continue to trust God and find strength in the One who loves me and has my best interest at heart.
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