Questions, questions, questions!!!!
With the holiday season being in full effect, you’re bound to get hit up with plenty of questions regarding life, relationships, career, finances, etc. Everybody’s getting engaged, graduating, and setting New Year’s resolutions…but in your eyes, not much is shaking for you. Don’t be discouraged and don’t hide from the crowd…God will cover you and give you the right words to say at the right time. Let’s talk about some of the topics that come up and how to eliminate the unnecessary stress.
It never occurred to me until after college, that there are questions that come with every phase in life. For instance, when you graduate from high school everybody asks, “Where are you going to college?” During college everyone wants to know what you’re majoring in and why. After college everyone asks, “Have you found a job?” “What are you doing with your life?” “Are you moving back home or away?” “Are you going to grad school?” These are the questions that caused me the most discomfort, ugh! After you land a job, the relationship questions come…“Are you dating someone?” “When are you planning on getting married? Your biological clock is ticking, ya know!” “Girl, you better start having children before your time is up!”
WHAT?! STOP THE MADNESS!!! GIVE ME A BREAK! People will say and ask you anything at this point in your life. Is it because we’re perceived as grown, working adults? Well, grown people have feelings too! LOL! Seriously! Ladies, don’t be moved by these questions and comments. I encourage you to take your time and sit at God’s feet during the interrogation. Please do not rush out there to get a job just to prove a point and certainly, don’t fall for the first thing with two legs! Remember, you’re stuck with him after you marry him. So, take your time and seek God’s will for your life. Looking back, being unemployed can be a blessing in disguise. I know, I know, we all need money, but honey, it’s so liberating and refreshing to be able to do what you want all day. The time I spent with God was unbelievable and I miss it! Ok, so I got off on a tangent there, but I wanted to express to you what I’ve learned through the process. Back to dealing with the questions…
As stated before, there are questions that follow every phase in life and we just have to pray for God to help us be respectful and graceful in our responses. Family can be the worst with this too, but only because they care…well, some do! Others are just nosy, but you’ll be able to decipher the difference. Regardless of who’s asking, we have to remember the promises of God in our heart.
For those of you who have just finished college and you haven’t found a job yet, I know the questions are swirling, but remember, Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there’s a time for everything. (click to read) What is God telling you to do while you’re not working? Matt. 6:33 tells us to seek Him first, that’s one sure fire way to make sure you hear from Him. Also, Ecclesiastes 3:11 reminds us that God will make everything beautiful in its own time. (Click to read) We can’t see the whole picture, but when you look back it will be a perfect picture of growth and development and you won’t be lacking anything. Don’t rush or force anything. Your identity isn’t in your job title.
For those of you who aren’t working in your field that you were trained in, remember there’s a purpose for everything. Seek God for what you can get out of it. Also, remember, Jeremiah 29:11 and Romans 14:7. We know He has a plan and purpose for us….just as we know we have to honor and glorify Him in whatever position we’re in. We do not live this life for ourselves, but for the Lord.
For those of you who are single, remember, 1Corinthians 7:8, 32. Remember, your time as a single is critical and not to be taken lightly. We are the laborers for the Kingdom…at least that’s how I like to word it. Think about it, we are to be totally concerned with the things of the Lord…interceding for others and we don’t have the responsibility of a husband or children. This is the time to really nurture your relationship with the Lord. Enjoy this time!
One additional thing for the single ladies…and men, check out the phenomenal poem listed below. Janette McGhee, the poet, reminds us that we need to wait for THE ONE. When family is yapping about, “your biological clock is ticking,” remind them that you serve The Author of time! Be blessed people and never moved by others and their comments, only by the Holy Spirit will you be guided. I’m praying for ya and declaring divine guidance this year!
Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igCj3jsbcqs
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