To the one who wonders if she's missing out:
Growing up isn't easy and life...life can feel so rushed in this world that never stops. This world that pushes you to constantly know what you're doing next and where you're going from here.
But it can all feel just a little much sometimes, can't it?
It can feel as if you're trying to catch your breath above waves that keep coming. You can never quite get above them.
And all the while social media screams at you what you should and should not be doing. What your life should and should not look like. What their lives look like and how great everything seems to be going for them.
You feel as if you're missing out on all the things you're supposed to be doing. Maybe even missing out on who you're supposed to be.
If I could sit and have coffee with you today, I would look into your eyes and assure you...the girl who trusts God with her future never misses out on what He has planned for her.
It can be so hard to be still, right? To just pause and wait on Him and trust in what you can't see. Especially when the world never stops and doesn't think you should either.
It is brave to be still. It is brave to wait on Him. It is brave to pause and realize that life isn't meant to be lived from one activity to the next. Life is meant to be lived from one moment of trust in Him to the next.
So yes, you may feel just slightly lonely today as you wonder if you've missed out on all the wonderful things that your friends are doing. You may feel as if you've missed out on some important things according to the world.
But the important things God has for you will never, ever miss you.
That is one thing in this crazy world that you never have to worry about. For He assures you that He has good and perfect plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11) and that no matter what His plans for you will come to pass. (Psalm 138:8 ESV)
So maybe today it's okay if you feel a little left out and a little like you're missing out. Because no matter what you feel, you know that He is working it all out in the stillness and the waiting.
Your time is coming too.
Isabella Morganthal (21) is a homeschool high school graduate who loves Jesus with all of her heart. She is a drummer, writer, creative arts director, and modern-day abolitionist.