When I first started this my head was filled with ideas, thoughts, advice and experiences that I wanted to share.
I thought that when next I post a blog it would be filled with motivation or some feeling that I usually get whenever I’m preparing for a blog post…
This time the feeling is different…
I’ve gone through something for quite some time but I have a habit of not dealing with things properly sometimes.
Yes! this a flaw of mine, I admitting it and I am working on it.
I realised that some of the decisions I’ve made in my life were not always what I wanted deep down for myself…
The most recent was moving to the Netherlands…
I admit that at first the thought of moving away to a different country was exciting. Starting fresh, new life, new experience, a new university and new course… It was all just exciting.
However as time went by it started to hit me that I didn’t want this, just not yet. It wasn’t like it was my first choice. Moreover, the other offer I received wasn’t my first choice either. However, I was convinced that this choice was the best choice, a fresh start and something different.
I even prayed to God for direction but somehow I still felt lost. Crowded with opinions from family and friends and self-disappointment, I caved in and decided to go for it… Believing that it’s in God’s plan, that’s why I got this course in the first place…
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
And let me just say the hassle of getting in, moving, etc. made me doubt things even more but still, I went for it.
The point I’m trying to make is that don’t make a decision based on opinions and circumstances. You know what you want at the end of the day if you search within yourself. Ask God for direction, ignore distractions and listen to whatever direction he gives.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
I have been faced with so many challenges here… Nonetheless, my time here has given me the opportunity to grow more as a person. I understand myself more and life. I believe that there is a reason why I’m here, I don’t know exactly but I believe that God brought me here to grow, learn and gain more opportunities.
Sometimes the bad outweighs the good and sometimes the good outweighs the bad but trust and believe when there is life, there is hope.
It is very easy to get distracted and confused about where to go next and what decision to make.
Just remember that every decision you make in life will affect you good or bad, but be sure that when making those decisions of yours ask God for direction.
Getting advice is great from your loved ones but sometimes it does not always lead to where you would like to be or should be. In fact, when you go through whatever it is you go through because of the decisions you made based on advice and opinions, those people may not always be there with you. As result, you may struggle by yourself.
I’m not saying that receiving advice or guidance from your family or friends is bad a thing because I ask for advice from them too. But the most important one to seek guidance from is God.
God is the only one that knows what’s best for you 1000% and can lead you towards the right path.
Even if you miss your way during your journey just remember that God will always be there to put you back on the right track…. only if you ask…
Until next time,