To The Girl Who Is Waiting For Something

To The Girl Who Is Waiting For Something

You don't have to sit around waiting for something to happen.


Dear girl,

I know you're waiting. I know you've been waiting. You've been waiting for love. You've been waiting for success. You've been waiting to catch a break. You've been waiting for something to change. No matter what you're waiting for, I know it can be hard.

It's amazing how much energy waiting takes. It's exhausting. It's frustrating. It's easy to feel hopeless in waiting. Waiting consumes us and becomes our primary focus. Waiting sucks. It's hard to be patient.

If we spend all our energy waiting, we can't enjoy what's right in front of us as much. There is a lot of good right in front of you right now. Don't miss it. There may be one day you wish to have these days back. It's good to be hopeful for the future, but don't let that stop you from enjoying now.

Sometimes I'm thankful for the wait. Sometimes it means that I don't have to endure something hard or difficult now because the promise of something better is around the corner. Sometimes things happen or people come into your life at the right time. Sometimes waiting is good. I just don't want it to keep you from missing out on the great things that are happening to you right now. Nothing in your life. will ever be perfect.

Waiting can teach us a lot. Waiting is definitely a learning process. I believe if we really desire something in our hearts, then that promise is in our hearts because that desire will be filled, though maybe not in the way we expect. When the wait is over, it can renew our spirit. In waiting, we learn patience and trust. Knowing that we can gain those life lessons doesn't make waiting any easier. Perhaps it shows us that there are some good things that can come out of waiting. However, you don't have to just sit there and wait, doing nothing.

Just sitting around waiting is not productive. You also don't have to sit around waiting for something to happen. Take action and steps toward everything you want. You may have to end up waiting to get what you want anyway. You have some control over making things happen, too. Every action or step you take could lead to something you've been waiting for. Do something in the waiting. You owe it to yourself.


A girl who is also waiting

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You May Have Worn The Prom Dress With Him, But I Get To Wear The Wedding Dress

You had him in high school, but I get him for the rest of my life.

High school seems like the best time of your life when you are in it. You think that all of your friends will be with you until the end, and that you will end up with whoever you are dating your senior year. For very few, that might just be the case. For all others, that is far from true.

You thought that you would marry your boyfriend and you thought that everything would work out how you had always imagined. I don't blame you though. He's great. You wanted everything with him, but you were just not right for him.

I wish I could say that I am sorry it didn't work out for you, but I can't. I can't because he is mine now, and I get to cherish him forever. You didn't do that right, and you were not meant to be together. You will find someone too, but I am happy that you were not the one for him.

Sometimes I have issues with jealousy, and I hate that you got all of the high school stuff with him. You got to go to games and support him. It kills me that I couldn't be there for him because I know I would have actually been there wholeheartedly. I would have done it out of love, not as a popularity appearance.

I hate that you got to go to all of the school dances with him. He got to see you all dressed up and probably told you how great you looked. I'm sure you did look great. Prom dresses were always fun to pick out and so colorful. It was exciting to match colors with your date. I am sure you had fun choosing his matching tux to your dress.

I find myself getting jealous, but then I stop. I am getting to match his tux with our wedding colors. I got to go dress shopping in a sea of white, and he doesn't get to know one detail about that dress yet. He will get to see me walk down the aisle and then every day forever. I get to love him forever.

I try to not get jealous of all of the things you got with him because it is all in the past. You had your time, and now I get the wedding. You got to dress up in high school, but I get to dress up for my wedding with him. He may have put a corsage on your wrist, but he will be putting the wedding ring on my finger.

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Even When You Don't Have It In You

For the struggling college student at the start of a new semester.


The above picture represents a stage in my life that I thought I would never get through. I had just finished final exams and was terrified of the outcome of my last semester as a Junior. I had experienced so many mental breakdowns and anxiety attacks from a series of events and low places that I found myself in throughout the semester, so much that my mom had to stay with me during final exams. I needed encouragement, and I needed it bad.

Kind of like right now, and I'm sure that some of you might find yourself in the same place.

While the start of a new semester looks shiny and promising, there is always that point when reality begins to settle in, and you realize that responsibilities are resurfacing just as fast as they left at the onset of Christmas break.

You show up to the first day of classes, all of your professors throw a syllabus at you, as well as your final exam date, and you begin to feel your forehead break out in sweat. We've all been there, and that is precisely the place that I found myself at while sitting in my first ever 8 AM of my college career.

Not only do we attend classes, but nightly meetings as well, all while attempting to retain a social life and keep up with our mental health.

It's A LOT. I know it. I've been there.

There have been days when I wanted to simply throw in the towel, and quit school altogether.

I have been at the point when I couldn't find even a sliver of motivation to get me through the meetings, the extra credit seminars, work, or even to church.

The feeling of defeat is nothing new to me, but what I have learned is something that will forever be a constant even though my motivation level is not always.

The Lord doesn't love you because you do everything right, or you attend every meeting and aren't a second late... The Lord loves you because of you are His, and that will never change.

See, regardless of our level of perfection in a certain class or at a meeting, he is always constant, always.

Regardless of our inability to give ourselves creditor to take time to breathe, his loves you fully, with no prerequisites.

That is what had gotten me through the majority of my sleepless night when a responsibility or test kept me awake at night with anxious thoughts.

Regardless of our performance, or how good we look to the people of this Earth, our worth is found in God, and we must not let performance or standards of society fog up our sight of that.

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