I Am Living What I've Prayed For

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Sunday:

Life has a way of humbling you down.
Mine came through an Instagram post last week.

I've been having a bout with ungratefulness as of late as I think about my future. Where will I be a year from now? Do I see myself remaining in this career for the long haul? Is any of this even up to me? What fate am I preparing to meet?

A couple years ago this time, I was in a rut. I was unhappy with virtually everything going on in my life. I set some things in motion to make changes for what I thought would be the better; some worked, some didn't. Eventually I found myself in another rut of sorts, and made more changes, which ultimately led me to where I am now. If there's anything I can say, it's that I am adaptable.

I find myself in these 'ruts' when I don't think I have enough of something, whether it be money, some type of status, solitude (I like my alone time), attention, whatever have you. It often seems I am never satisfied, or that something is still missing from my life.

And then life punched me in the face last week, interestingly, through the Instagram post that you see above.

I was having a pity party about something I can't even remember, while scrolling social media, and the post stopped me in my tracks. It stopped my scrolling and it stopped my brain from rambling and worrying. It's not often that my brain isn't going, but this here made me think: wth was I worrying about??

Literally everything that has transpired for me over the past year has been exactly what I have prayed for. Everything. I reflected on how badly I wanted to become an expat, and how divinely that had worked in my favor. I reflected on how life has been here in South Korea, how I've endured through some rough patches but I've also had a comfort that I've never known in my life until now. I reflected on how I've become a seasoned traveler, visiting places I likely would have never seen before, in just two years time. I reflected on the good news I got back from the doctor that cared for me during my ailment here, and how it could have been worse. So really, what in the hell am I over here worrying over?

I am currently living what I have prayed for.



Humble my whole heart, and help me to remain mindful of this when I'm feeling down; or, when I'm feeling as if what I have is not enough. It's okay to want more, but it's also important to acknowledge strides no matter the size.

Thank You, GOD,  for allowing me to strive for a thing, and see it come to fruition many times over.


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  1. It is so hard to be grateful sometimes. When I feel myself getting there, I try to look back on my life, even 5 years ago, and pick out what has changed for the better. Works every time.

  2. Amen. I am definitely living out my prayers. I am so grateful for everything God has given me and for what he didn't. I know there is a reason and a plan.

  3. Totally humbling. we sometimes get so focused on where we are trying to go, our roadblocks and detours that we forget where we have come from and what we once prayed for is now what we have. I have to remind myself of that very same thing occasionally.

  4. Girl! I am exactly where I'm supposed to be! I'm thankful for my trails that lead me to my treasures.

  5. I feel you, I'm not thankful enough for what I have and how far I've come. I was reflecting on that yesterday like damn girl. You've come a long way.

  6. I'm glad you had a wake up call. We all go through these ruts and pity parties. But like you, I have to remind myself that having a heart of gratitude is the fastest way to get to my next level. We always have to remember to give thanks, so I'm glad you realized this. Wishing you the best with whatever life holds for you next!

  7. Aww man this is sooo powerful yet TRUE! It's true, we are living today what we prayed for yesterday. I'll admit, I do slack a lot with my gratefulness an I gotta work on that BIG TIME! It's just life, it get's in the way yah know. But I'm glad you shared this. Sometimes we all do need a reminder and a wakeup call to our pitty we may be facing.

  8. I love this perspective! I am living what I prayed for and I am going to speak more into existence for what I praying for - keep praying!

  9. Wow, that is really eye opening! We really need to be more thankful for what we have and where we are at.

  10. Amen sister! We all need that reminder every once in awhile to help us put things back into perspective. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Amen and Amen. Whenever I'm tempted to feel down in the dumps, I reflect on all the things I am grateful and all the prayers that have been answered that I may have taken for granted. Great perspective.

  12. It happens to the best of us. Life will certainly give you a wake up call to put things into perspective. Awesome post girl!

  13. This is such an on time message for me. The past three months of my life have been so rough, that it is slight comical. Then today I remembered that my new years resolution was to become more self-aware and understanding through meditation, reflection and prayer. There is no way I am going to grow into the person I have been praying to become without a few growing pains.