I have been on a gap year this year. In September I will be going back to college. I will be studying part time. I have learned quite a lot during this gap year, which I will be sharing about in my blog post.
It has been a time of rest and relaxation for me, which I am very thankful for. But it has also been a time of uncertainty and stress.
I was encouraged by this recently.
“Nothing in God’s hand is ever wasted! I cannot tell you enough stories where what felt little, insignificant or meaningless in one season, was actually to prepare me for something beautiful in a future season. We tend to forget that God sees the WHOLE picture. He doesn’t just see from season to season, He sees from generation to generation. So even in the times where you feel like you haven’t moved forward in the natural- let me encourage you to keep your head steadfast because God IS moving.” – Jenessa Wait
Here is some more encouraging images that I have seen on Instagram during this season.
This gap year has had its ups and downs. Sometimes it has been easy, and at other times it has not. Looking back at this year, I am very thankful for it, even the hard moments. I’m very thankful for everything that I learned during this season. They might even be useful to know for another season in the future. I have also grown a lot, and learned new stuff about myself.
I saw this post in April, and back then I was unsure about what God wanted me to do after this gap year. Now I know one thing that I am going to do. God works in such amazing ways. I may not have everything figured out about the next few years, but I will continue to trust in God, and see where he leads me. Sometimes that is all that God wants from us. He wants us to take one step forward, and trust in him. It is okay not to have everything all figured out.
God will call us into the unknown at times, and it is very important that we keep trusting in him. It might not be easy, but it is so much better and easier when we do.
This season has also proven to me that God can teach you new things, and speak to you no matter where you are. You don’t have to go to a building, or travel somewhere far away to be close to God. God will meet you where you are at.
I would recommend a gap year to anyone who is uncertain about what to do next, and anyone who would like to take a break from studying. Gap years will be different for everyone depending on what you do during your time off, but there can be lots to learn. I didn’t want to take a gap year at first, but now I am very grateful that I did. I can also see now that God had a purpose for this time.