Saturday, January 24, 2015

THERE ISN’T A “ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL-PLAN"


You may start reading through this and begin thinking that it sounds a lot like my “Happy and Single” post, and well.. it probably does. This post is honestly just as much (or more) for me, as it is for those of you reading it. It is a lesson I continue to find myself learning, (or striving to learn) over and over.   
Now if you are not from Utah,  LDS, over the age of 21, and single, you might not quite understand the real and/or perceived pressure there is to find “the one” and get married.  If you are however, you know exactly what I am talking about. 
I am currently in that “awkward” stage of life where I am graduated from college, working in my chosen career field, and still not married. Would I like to be married? Of course. Does it make me sad that I’m not? I would be lying if I said no. HOWEVER. There is one thing I do know, but often forget. God has a plan for me. And guess what? My plan is not like your plan. It is not like my sister’s plan. And it is not like the plan for all my friends who got married before me. It is my own. A plan carefully crafted by my Father in Heaven. It might not look like anyone else’s, and you know what? As much as I might have wanted it to, I’m glad it doesn’t. I know that God has a very specific plan for me. He knows what I stand in need of more than I do. He knows the desires of our hearts and all that we deserve.  However, in order to receive, we first must trust.   

Instead of feeling like you are living in that “awkward” stage of life, simply because of the ridiculous pressures and expectations placed on us by society, choose to focus on the opportunities God is blessing you with. You might not have everything you want right now. You might not even get it in this lifetime. But I know that when we trust in Him, God provides us with everything we need 

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