Confession: I Don’t Have It All Together

By Manuela Domingos

I’m going to start my last year of college this fall and it’s probably the most exciting, yet most nerve-wracking thing to wrap my mind around. The past four years has probably been one of the most eye opening, challenging, and craziest. I’ve grown so much as a person and learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses. I’m still continuing to grow every day.

I’ve made so many friendships and relationships that have highlighted the best of times, and many more that have taught me lessons. Each and every single situation I’ve encountered has taught me something valuable about the beauty of life: the heartaches, the disappointments, the failures, the successes, the anxiety, the uncertainty, the victories, the abundance of love. Every single moment has played a significant role in my life. For this, I am thankful.

It’s time to take a step back though, at this very moment in time and appreciate my reality. Often times we are so caught up with wanting to know “what the next step is” that we fail to notice the blessings. I’ve been so caught up in the motions, worrying, trying to take matters into my own hands and make sure everything is perfect that I’ve failed to recognize the blessings.

It’s time to take a step back though, at this very moment in time and appreciate my reality.

Truth is, life would be non-existent if everything was perfect. It’s time I embrace the stage of life I’m in right now and recognize that my journey in life has significantly been constructed, tailored, and handmade to fit my circumstances. When I put things into this perspective, everything makes so much more sense.

I don’t have to have it all figured out at this very moment in time. I can sit back, and trust that God will use me for something great in his own timing. For now, I recognize that I’m blessed.


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