I Don’t Know

13/100 #SoWillI #Inspired

My first ever article on this site was about my daughter wanting to be an electrician when she grows up. I loved that season; she used to be so many things each day. We moved from electrician, to doctor (this one only lasted for few hours) to president, to judge, to banker, to pilot and the list goes on. As expected, the nine year old grew up and many things started changing. All of a sudden she had no idea what career path interested her. I thought that the older she got the clearer her career path would be. But no. Anytime she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said ‘I don’t know’. We are better off right now, High school is putting many things into perspective. As a parent, the ‘I don’t know’ season troubled me, until…

Until I resigned from formal employment and everyone I met started asking me what I was up to. ‘What do you do now?’ My honest answer was ‘I don’t know!’ At that time I did not know the power of ‘I am a full time wife and mother’. That season, made me feel useless and plan-less. I am a grown woman, I should have a good answer concerning what I do. I should know. But clearly, I dint know. I was seeking God’s direction, I was sorting out my options, I was finding another path. Why was I having the urge of giving comprehensive feedback concerning what I do? I avoided that question by all means until…

Until God reminded me that my future is in His hands and He has a good plan for me. Jeremiah 29: 13 is so refreshing. “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.” I was reminded that God was fully aware that I was at crossroads, that I was struggling to find a title to match up the ‘what do you do’ question. I was also reminded that the little I was doing was SOMETHING. The little I was doing was impactful and it had a title: Content Creator/ social media manager. Wait, I was also reminded that I don’t have to figure everything out, all I needed were baby steps towards the right direction, with my eyes on Jesus. God’s word made me realize that it is okay to say ‘I don’t know.’ Say it until…

Until God reveals it to you. Today you might not know where you are going, you may not have an answer to society’s expectations. It is okay, all you need to know is God who has a plan for your future. Don’t beat yourself up for not having a title, for not having important answers to the important questions coming your way. You will figure things out. Keep exploring your talents, your career path, your gifts your calling and passion: You will figure things out. This does not mean you sit pretty and do nothing, this means you make those baby steps, you keep seeking God and giving your best even with that little that you have. No human being has everything figured out. In many occasions, we all have the ‘I don’t know moments’ and they can be frustrating until…

Until we find confidence in knowing that God knows.

Selah

5 thoughts on “I Don’t Know

  1. Thank you so much, this is encouraging to me, I think I find myself at the crossroads every time, with many I don’t know!
    But I believe God knows!
    Ima keep exploring my talents and passion untill…

    Until God reveals His plan to me!!

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