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This Year vrs The Next


Hello beautiful people!

I am inclined to believe this quote when I look back on my life a year ago.

As you may have read from my 2017, last year was quite rough on me and reflecting on last year around this time, I can testify to the many changes that have taken place in my life.

Last year around this time, I had come home excited from a job interview I attended which I knew went really well.

27-01-2017. Before the interview

I had been assured of the job and I was excited! I had already started imagining what working there would be like, only to find out the day after that those imaginations were never going to be a reality.


Trust me, I was beyond disappointed. It was a new year and I thought I was going to ‘get my life’ by finding work because I had been at home for some time after I left my last job but nope, things were not going to happen as I thought they would.

I was so distraught and I kept asking God why. I thought I was ready for something new. I thought it was perfect timing. In fact, I thought it was an answered prayer because I had been praying about work and in which direction to head with regards to that, then this seemingly good offer came in. What I didn’t know or couldn’t see at the time was that something better was being prepared for me, but I had to wait for it.

Can we talk about the waiting period for a minute? You know that in-between time when everything seems to be at a standstill? It can get really frustrating when you feel like something needs to happen at a particular time but it seems to be taking forever, and it’s even worse when you can’t talk about it. If you find yourself in this period, please stay in touch with someone you can trust who can also keep you encouraged. I know how hard it can be to be going through this and not be able to share with anyone, that’s why I always avail myself for anyone in such a situation to contact me.

Thinking about it now, I realize that job would not have been the best fit for me at the time. I was a newlywed and to be frank, the environment in which I would have been working would not have been suitable for me. Also, my shifts would have totally clashed with husbae’s and that would have definitely caused a strain on our new marriage.

About five months later, I started working at the one that was for me and at the time it happened, I knew that rather was perfect timing, not the one I was expecting at the beginning of the year.

As hard as the in-between time is, please don’t spend that time moping like I did for way longer than I should have. There’s so much to read/study online for free, you can volunteer at a non-profit organization, exercise, learn a new skill, figure out what your passion is and generally improve on yourself whilst you wait. Even though I didn’t know exactly what was going to come next, I knew that I would never have that much free time on my hands again so I had to do something worthwhile with the time.

Can I encourage you today? I can assure you that whatever you’re currently worrying, thinking or stressing about, next year by this time or probably even before then, it wouldn’t be a bother to you anymore. I pray that at the right time you will receive whatever you’re expecting, hoping and praying for, and waiting on.

Can you cast your mind back to last year around this time? Do you remember the things you were worried about? Are you still worried about those things? Let me know in the comments!

Love always,

Mrs. A

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I'm a young wife, an encourager and a writer at heart, walking in my purpose and following God's lead. I’ve got a heart as big as my hips and I love reaching out to people who are hurting or suffering in silence. I know everyone goes through something at some point in life and through my writing, I want to make such people know that no matter who they are or what they go through, they can count on me to be there for them. Follow my journey as I share my life experiences in the hope of making you go a little harder at whatever you do. 💞always. Mrs A the encourager.

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