Life Man. Sometimes I just don't understand it. How is it that life can be so good, bad, exciting, confusing, frustrating, scary, and wonderful all at the same time? Some days I wake up feeling like I am ready for this great adventure that I am living and other days I just want to crawl back under the covers and take a sick day for the next year and a half. Anyone else with me?
Last week I was talking to a friend about her upcoming baby shower and amidst her excitement she said to me "I am just so nervous about having a baby, I have no clue what I am doing." And who could blame her? I would be nervous too.
That same day I was talking with another friend who had recently had a setback with her job and was fretting about what might be next, but at the same time was excited about the possibility of new opportunities that might be coming her way.
Life man. It throws us curve balls and we constantly have to adapt. Sometimes those curves are fun adventures that we cant wait to tackle and other times they come in the form of setbacks. But no matter the season, one thing I have learned is that as long as you don't give up on life, as long as you keep putting one foot in front of the other (no matter how small the steps) life has a way of working itself out. It may not be fun for a while. There may be lots of new obstacles to overcome. It may not even look remotely like the plan you had in mind. But things will work out. The Lord won't let us sit in failure if we keep seeking Him and trying our best.
The last few years have been filled with setbacks for me. They have also been years of great blessing too. With every single disappointment came a new door and a whole new outlook on life. I have tried things I never would have tried. Met people I never would have met. Challenged myself in ways I never would have otherwise. And gained a walk with the Lord that has kept me going through all of it. So if you are like me then you have probably felt the weight of being disappointed with life at least a few times in the past. You may be sitting in those feeling right now. All I can say (and I say this to myself too) is that its ok to be frustrated, but be encouraged too. Because with adversity comes change and growth. We'll all figure it out one of these days... and when we don't... we'll that's where Grace comes in.