Where Do You Want To Be In 5 Years?

Oh, that dreaded question all of us hear at some point in a work interview.

This question came up in an episode of The Office I was watching yesterday and I made the comment how much I hate that question.

Why?

Several years ago I could give you a good idea of where I wanted to be. Better yet, when I was in my senior year in college I could tell you: living in Nashville, maybe married, successful career in fitness + nutrition, etc.

The road of life doesn’t always take us where we expect, though.

In those 5 years, I’ve moved back to Birmingham, tried my hand at a few jobs until finding an amazing personal training job, lost a loved one, been hurt, re-connected with friends, started finding myself and realizing my true potential, and found love.

But something else I’ve learned in those 5 years… life isn’t always what you expect it to be. We have these thoughts + expectations for our life, but God has a way of showing us that it’s HIS plan for us, not our own.

He brings the right opportunities to us at the right times, and brings people into our lives when we truly need them.

I can say with 100% confidence that I am much happier now than I think I would be if things turned out how I thought 5 years ago; and I can definitely say I’m the happiest I’ve been now than I was even at the first of the year.

Things in life are brighter, happier, and colorful; and I have a peace, confidence, and hope, that things will work out.

God wont take you through anything you can’t handle…big or small.