2017 has been the year of the unexpected. God has been pulling on our hearts in order to reach the desires of His.
As 2016 ended, God placed many dreams and passions in my heart that began to shape my perspective of my calling. This began to drive my personal vision for my life, and as 2017 began I became excited; I strongly believed that all of these things would come to pass in my life this year.
The first couple of weeks I became excited because of all that God was restoring in my life in order to make these dreams come true. I was ecstatic! Then came the third week. Everything began to fall apart. What was normality for years changed in the span of days. This really bothered me, but I knew that God had put these dreams and desires in my heart so I remained faithful to Him.
Two months later I began to see how even more things had shifted in my life. At this point I was extremely tired of waiting for God to show up. Everything that I loved began to drift further and further away from me. I then got angry at God. I couldn’t understand why He could fill me with vision and then just take key components to reaching these things out of my life.
He then spoke to me. I had never heard the voice of God, but I knew it was Him speaking to me. Everything around me froze and I felt a presence close to me and my eyes became teary. He said “Trust the Process.”
I did not know what to do in that moment. I was in shock and couldn’t even move.
Ever since that moment my perspective completely changed. Maybe this isn’t the year in which all these dreams and desires come true in my life.
Maybe this could be the year where He takes me and molds me into the person that He wants me to become before I fulfill my calling.
Where people can look at my life and say only because of God he was able to accomplish those things.
God restores, and I believe that God can still restore many relationships, friendships, and dreams that he placed in my heart. But are we willing to trust Him through the process? Are we willing to still cling to Him even if he doesn’t restore certain things?
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “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.”
For His ways are higher! We may not understand all that God is doing in our lives, or all the shifts that He is making. But are we willing to trust in His process and be okay with the outcome that he has carved for our lives? That is what we truly need to ask ourselves.
God has such a unique relationship with each and everyone of us and he loves us so much. God wants us to trust in Him and for us to understand that even though we can’t see all that He is doing, He is working it all for our good.