1.    You ask yourself what you want to do for the rest of your life when you turned 25.
2.    You are torn between quitting your current job and taking your dream job abroad.
3.    You want to go out of your comfort zone but afraid you might fail along the way.
4.    You wake up in the morning and feel like there is something missing.
5.    You write your thoughts out down on a paper or in a piece of tissue just to let it all out.
6.    You look at your friends happy with their married life and ask yourself if you will ever get married?
7.    You look back 24 years of your existence and wonder what you did something significant.
8.    You ask your friends about their plans for the future.
9.    You sometimes stare at the sky and ask God, “Lord, what do you want me to do”?
10.    You are reading this blog.

Every one of us has some point in our lives where we ask ourselves what to do for the rest of our lives. Yes, we already earned a degree in college, currently working in one of the best firms in the country. We earn, spend and pay our own bills but at the end of the day, we will be thinking “is this what I really want”?

If you ask yourself that question often, then you are maybe experiencing a quarter life crisis and I myself went through that phase. Of course, we are not getting any younger; we have to stabilize some things in us like financial, emotional, career-wise, etc.

But there’s only one person who calmed my anxious heart, no other than our Father, God. I slowly calmed and trust Him more. I suddenly remembered the bible verse Jeremiah 29:11, “11 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.” Again, I was reminded that God is the Architect of my life. I asked Him to teach my heart to wait patiently, to let His will and not my will be done.

Sometimes, with the rapid growth of people in this world together we become overwhelmed and thought that we must go with this turn. Our wants become more focused on material things but this must not be the case at all. We are not from this world; we must not conform to the worldly things. Rather, focus our hearts on God and be satisfied with what we have. If God wants us to be something more, then we have to obey.

We should alter our prayers from “Lord, I pray for this and that” but rather “Lord, my heart aims for this but if it’s not your will change my heart, let Your will and not my will be done.”

God is the creator of all things. He planned the things that will happen in our life even before we exist in this world. He and only Him can calm and remove our heart’s worries. So, keep calm and trust God quarter life crisis will pass for His plans are greater than ours and for God nothing is impossible.

 

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Published by Tina Maria