You know how you always have those "hopefuls" in your life? I had one for quite awhile. I finally found myself asking God to give me a sign either way the next time I met with the "hopeful". Despite all of the signs I thought I had before pushing things in one direction, this time, the signs strongly pushed the opposite. I know for certain that this "hopeful" doesn't want to pursue any deeper relationship with me.
Now, I know things like this happen all of the time. But...after tons of mental "what ifs" that kept playing in my brain...this time was different. I immediately felt peace of knowing that it was over. Yes, I was sad, but for only a day or so. Strange but true. What brought me through it was God!
This summer was going to be a big break with not a lot of things planned. In an almost impulsive decision, I decided to help a friend by being in a dinner theater production of Annie for several small parts. Little did I know that this is what would bring me through it. I went to rehearsal the next night and haven't had a bad feeling since about the outcome of the hopeful situation. God definitely brought me through it.
Naturally, I wondered why I spent so much time thinking about this person rather than opening myself up to new possibilities. Then, I realized, that I WAS opening myself up. Just because the possibilities aren't the romantic types yet, I've met a great group of people and challenged myself to something totally new and fun. Sometimes, God answers prayers by turning your attention in a completely new direction. Sometimes, those answers actually make me laugh! Always, those answers make me a better ME!