When is it going to be my turn?

when is it going to be my turn

[Guest Post by Ashley Ramps – When I asked is something is missing from your life on my new blog, I got this amazing post. I just KNOW she’s not the only one. If you, like Ashley, find yourself scratching your head wondering what’s wrong–you’re not alone!]

When is it going to be my turn?

Hope.

Not even sure what that feels like anymore.

How did I get here?
When did I become 31?
Why am I the only one of my friends not married?
Why don’t I have a family?
Why am I not in my dream job living out the purpose that God had created me to live?

I moved away, followed God, I didn’t party, I tried to be perfect, I tried to get everything right so God would see me and know I was faithful and ready to fulfill the calling that he had placed on my life!!

Now I sit here, behind this same desk for the past 5 years, mindlessly scrolling through Facebook wondering “when is it going to be my turn to hid my elf on a shelf for my kids?” “When do I get to change my status to “Engaged”, when does the life that God promised happen?

WHEN??

Have you been at the point in your life where you can’t breathe and lose sleep and think to yourself “I just can’t do this one more day.. not again.”

I have.
I am there.

At that place where you just want out. At that place where you want to un-friend the next person who posts an “I LOVE MY PERFECT LIFE” status.

Yes, that is me.
That is where I am at.

What do you do when you feel like you have held up your end of the deal but God has totally forgotten about you?

You stay hopeful.
You remind yourself that God has not forgotten me.
You tell yourself that each and every day is a gift from the Lord.
You learn to enjoy the little things in life.
You become thankful for the season that you are in.
You learn to enjoy life. You spend time with God.
You gain an understanding that God loves you unconditionally.
You begin to understand that you are where you are because that is right where He intends for you to be at this moment.
You stop living life with a rain cloud over your head and open your eyes to see the gift of each moment.

I can’t help but wonder how many gifts from the Lord I have missed because I am sad, unfulfilled, hopeless, restless, wanting more. I can go on.

I want to encourage you, and myself today, that God has not forgotten about you.

That He loves you unconditionally.
That there is nothing that you could do to make Him love you less or more.

Let’s stop letting that little rain cloud of hopelessness steal the gift of today that God is giving us. Collapse that little cute umbrella of yours and if you still don’t feel the sun shinning, learn to sing and dance in the rain.

Ashley RampsAshley Ramps is a Country/Christian singer and songwriter. She was born in Boardman, Oh and raised in Fort Myers, FL. She moved to Nashville in February 2008 to pursue her passion of music. Since moving to Nashville she has been leading worship for different churches and events around town as well as pursuing her songwriting career. Ashley is also the Founder of Everything Beautiful Ministries and the EBTV show which airs on the Christian Television Network nationwide. Connect with Ashley on her website or on Facebook.

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7 comments on “When is it going to be my turn?”

  1. Dawn Wilson says:

    This is positive and encouraging to me today. It reminded me that there is always something positive to do during “the wait.” Thanks, Ashley and Renee.

    1. Ashley Ramps says:

      Dawn I am so glad it encouraged you!!! Blessings!

    2. Renee Fisher says:

      Yes, Dawn! So glad 🙂

  2. Rosemary Fisher says:

    Thank you for writing this… What an encouragement it is to see transparency and encouragement all rolled up in one message… Thank you ladies!!! Encouraged 🙂

    1. Renee Fisher says:

      Ashley is amazing 🙂 Thanks Rosemary!

  3. Laura says:

    Ashley, thank you for your words. I felt as though you were describing my life too. It was encouraging to know that I’m not alone and to be reminded that God hasn’t forgotten me. Thank you!

  4. alana says:

    I am only 20yrs old and I ask myself the last question the only thing is I know God is calling me to be in a field that involves children I just don’t know what aspect because I started going teacher’s college(in my country it’s a different college than anything else you want to major in) but circumstances happened that I had to drop out which I thought was God’s way of telling me that i am not meant to be a teacher I was ok with that I just want to know where am I supposed to be doing with my life I can’t find a job and honestly if it wasn’t a strain on my mother financially I wouldn’t care but it is and I am no longer a child this burden shouldn’t be on my mother I am no longer her responsibility the thing is I know he called me to be a stay at home mother but the time from now and whenever I get married is who knows how long and I need a job in the mean time

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