Sometimes you look around and you feel like everyone else in your life is moving forward, but you are standing still. They graduated from college; you are still content with your high school education. They just got a huge promotion or incredible job opportunity, you are still trying to figure out how make enough to cover basic expenses. They have a boyfriend, a fiancé, or have a gold band on their left finger, while you don’t see any special someone on the horizon.
The past couple of months, while I have been away from the blogging world, I realized that I often feel like I am standing still while many of my friends and family are moving to the next stage of life. You want to know the funny thing? I am content with standing still.
Sometimes, we are standing still because we haven’t stepped out in faith to do what God is calling us to do. Normally, God gives us a feeling of restlessness and a burden to do something when that is the case. I have a great peace about my life right now, even though I am standing still. Sometimes, the stillness is because you are exactly where God wants you.
I don’t have a boyfriend, or even any possibilities right now, but I am learning to love God and those he places in my life deeply.
I don’t have a successful career that is the envy of my friends, but I have been given a chance to pursue what I love.
I don’t have a lot of money, but God has blessed me with all that I need and much more.
I have friends who truly care about me and build me up in my faith, even if we are at different points in our journey.
I may feel at times that I am standing still, but I am right where God wants me to be.