Recently, I found myself in a place of disappointment. I applied for a job that I had wanted for the longest time and I was almost certain that the position was mine. I ended up not getting the job and it left me feeling disappointed. I could not understand why this job, which seemed so perfect, was not offered to me. I felt myself at the mercy of self-doubt and I began to question my own capabilities.
Many times, we are overcome with situations where we find ourselves in a dark room, with the lights off and we are unable to navigate ourselves. This is a natural thing. However, what we need to realize in that dark room is that there is a light, and that lights name is Jesus
Jesus brings light
When I was in that dark place of self-doubt, I remembered that I did not have to stay there. Why? Because Jesus has already paved my way with light. God has already gone before you when Jesus died on the cross 2000 years ago. Therefore, you do not have to stay in the dark forever because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Jesus brings hope
When I got declined for the job, my focused shifted to all kinds of thoughts about me not being good enough, worthy enough, or even called enough. Maybe you have felt unworthy or uncalled because something has happened in your life. This is natural and happens to the best of us. However, when you feel yourself losing hope use your last effort to take that step into faith and receive the hope that God has already created for you because it is in this step of faith that you can find a new hope. There is always hope. Even in the moments of self-doubt and unworthiness.
Times may be tough, and situations may seem bleak but there is always light at the end of tunnel. Sometimes it may take longer for you to find the switch to that light but stick it through because when you finally do find the switch and the light comes back on, you will walk out of that tunnel stronger than ever and so much more ready for the plan that has been set on your path.
So here’s to not losing faith and staying the path.