I have learned and grown even more since then. I went on a pilgrimage to Europe this summer during which God taught me and changed me and molded me. One thing he taught me on the pilgrimage is the importance of living in the moment. Of being content with my present circumstances. Of being at peace with how my life as it is right now. Of trusting in God for each next step, instead of worrying and over-planning and fretting.
So the way I'm handling my season of waiting right now is much different and better now. Yet I still find myself struggling. Sometimes I feel myself growing frustrated or frantic or impatient. Especially when it feels like God is dangling a toy that I really want right in front of my face, and I try to grab it but it's just out of my reach.
That's the kind of season of waiting I'm in right now, friends, and it's really hard. I'm sure you can relate, with whatever season of waiting you might be in.
But I want you (and me) to always remember that God has it all under control. That he has a plan for our lives that's far better than anything we can imagine. That he has a purpose for everything, even if that purpose is unknown to us or doesn't seem to make sense.
I want you (and me) to always remember that God loves us infinitely and unconditionally. That all the time he is good and faithful. That he has a reason for our season of waiting right now, and that he will eventually, when we are ready and when the time is right, satisfy the desires of our hearts ~ and it will be beautiful.
So in the meantime, let's seek Him first. Let's love Him above everyone and everything else. Let's cling to Him and continually surrender our lives and desires to Him. Let's persevere in prayer. And He will not disappoint us.