“I know the plans I have for you, says the lord.”
The deadline has passed and all the internship packets have been turned in. You are now (probably) sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring or checking that email 24/7. You are waiting for that interview notice! You are waiting for that second step in this long process! As you wait to hear from hospitals you may be asking yourself, now what? Or maybe: What is actually my plan for child life? Or maybe: What is my plan for my life?
I don’t know how many of you believe in God and trust in him, but my faith is very important to me. My faith has truly gotten me through several hardships. Trying to secure a child life internship has been one of the biggest hardships in school. While this has been a hard time for me, I know that God has this amazing plan for my life, and always has my interest at heart. He knows that I not only want this internship, but that I need it in order to graduate. He knows where my heart lies and what my passions are. Not only does He know my passions, my heart and me personally, but He knows what you want as well. He knows that you want that internship and where you want to go with it. He knows, He always has. Just trust in him and his timing. God has a bigger plan for you, bigger then you could ever imagine. As future Certified Child Life Specialist we want to encourage children and support them. That is what God is doing with us. He is supporting us and teaching us through our struggles and even through our victories.
As you wait for the phone to ring for an interview or for that email offering you an interview, just know that God has your back and has your best interest at heart. He hasn’t forgotten about you. Even though it feels like it at times, trust me. He hasn’t. He may be telling you “Yes, no or wait. I have a much bigger plan for you.” His timing is everything and so is his plan. Don’t give up on him, because he has not given up on you.
Believe me, I know those moments where you are thinking “Okay, God, where are you? I really need your help right now.” Or “God, I really need that internship and if you give it to me I will do (fill in the blank).” I understand, I know those prayers all too well. I’ve been there too and still am! But even through the hardships of waiting in this season, I have turned to God and my faith.
Jeremiah 29:11 is my overall favorite Bible verse. Throughout the difficulties of school and life, I have looked at this verse over and over again. The verse never ceases to amaze me. I wear a ring that gives me a daily reminder of God’s plan for my life. When I am struggling, and wondering what God’s plan is for me. I look at that ring and know that he has everything in the palm of his hand. This includes his plan for my life. Remember nothing is ever too small for God. *I will include a link to where I bought my ring if anyone is interested. I Know – Elegance Ring
Before I wrap up this blog post, I would also like to share a youtube link with you to a very inspiring song. It is called: While I am waiting by: John Waller. If you have ever seen Fireproof you have heard this song. John Waller-“While I’m Waiting”
*NOTE: I am not trying to push my faith on anyone. Just trying to give some support. Good luck everyone!
Until Next Time!