So here's the thing. We all want to control what's going on in our lives. We want to be in control, of all things, at all times.
I mean, am I wrong?
I know that I am 100% guilty of this. I don't like not knowing what's going on or when certain things are going to happen. I set goals and I know they're going to happen...but darn it, I want to know WHEN they're going to happen!
But that's not what this post is about. It isn't about control (or the lack thereof). It's actually about trust.
Yep - trust.
Trust in the process. Trust in God. Trust in His timing. Trust in not knowing the HOW or the WHEN, but knowing the WHAT and the WHY and trusting that you'll get exactly what you want...in the right time!
I'm a big believer in signs...no, not the ones that are on the side of the roads when you're driving. But the ones that keep popping up in your life, again and again.
And for a long time, I ignored the signs. I just thought they were random and meant absolutely nothing. But when you keep getting hit over the head with said signs, they become difficult to ignore.
Let me tell you an example of this.
One of my biggest goals is to pay down my credit card debt (yep, it's getting real up in here). And I didn't really pay attention to the timing of it until a couple weeks ago. By that, I mean I didn't pay attention to how long I had until the zero percent interest expired (because duh, if you have credit card debt, you BETTER have zero percent interest!).
So I finally sat down and figured out how much I would have to pay a month to pay it off by November 2018 (when the zero percent interest expires). And wouldn't you know...the monthly amount ended being the EXACT amount I had just put aside for something else (and ended up not needing!). So my first month of paying off my credit card is PAID.
Second sign...I've been contemplating picking up an extra gig as a Lyft or Uber driver in my down time (not to make ends meet, but to help cover those extra unexpected expenses and pay off said credit card debt above. And you know...just to make life a little easier with more breathing room).
Now, I know how it works. You even remotely THINK about an idea and you get emails and Facebook ads popping up on your smart phones. I swear, I think those things are bugged to read our minds!
But anyways...I got an email last week from Lyft to earn an extra $1,000 in the first 60 days...I mean, duh.
When there are signs upon signs, you HAVE to stop ignoring them. I have been praying for financial success and being able to pay off my credit card. And when you set a goal and things happen to make that goal fall into place...those are signs. And just because it may not be how I would have thought I would get it, this may be what I have to do for now. To get me exactly where I want to be.
Have you heard the saying, "Do what you have to do now, so you can do what you want to do later?" Well..that's where I am.
Sacrifices sometimes have to be made. And listening to the signs is something I struggle with. But I'm learning. I'm making things happen.
And I am trusting the process. I am trusting that God has a plan that far outweighs mine. And I am trusting that I don't have to be in control.
All difficult things for me, but I am a work in process. As we all are.
So don't ignore the signs. Don't brush them off as random. And trust that they are all leading you exactly where you're supposed to be.
I hope you have a beautiful week! And open your eyes to the signs all around you!
With love and wellness,