This is for all of you who have been following me along thru my different journeys and adventures. The news Im about to share may be a little bit of a disappointment (as it was a bit for me) so get ready.
I have been sharing hints with all of you that I will be leaving Fort Worth and heading out on another grand adventure. But recent developments have caused a change in plans.
So I guess I will start with what was going to happen up until yesterday and then go from there.
Some of you may already know but I got excepted into an internship program in the Florida Keys to get my Master Scuba Diving Instructor License. It was an incredible opportunity to gain a lot of skill in a short 6 month period of time and pay a quarter of the price that you would anywhere else. I came up with the idea only a few weeks back and started researching finding about 5 different places in the world that do these internships. The one in the keys contacted me back and we started going thru the process. Emails, questions, calls, etc. After a week or so of communication with the organization I had a position offered to me! It seemed like such a great opportunity. Especially because they receive about 40-60 applicants emails a week wanting to get in.
The only catch was that they needed me in 2 weeks! A bit quick but hey what an amazing opportunity! I started getting things prepared as I took a few days to think about it and see if I could get everything together. After getting most of my things in order to move to Florida I made the decision to go for it! I mean what an adventure. Living in the keys. Diving everyday. Learning a skill that I could take all over the world! It sounded perfect.
But something in me was struggling with the whole idea. It was subtle and small at first. So I figured it was just my fears of committing or being in a new place etc…. So I kept moving forward and I kept struggling.
I decided one night to just stay up and pray till I had a clear answer of what i was supposed to do. After about 4 hours of struggling with God I had my answer. And it was “No.”
I had a feeling of relief and also disappointment. I knew what I had to do and it felt so good to know and to have a clear mind and heart on the matter. But it was also hard to let go of something that could have been so great. To let go of and adventure and not know if another one is on its way.
So all that to say “I have no idea what my next big adventure will be.” hahah
I dont know what God has next but this experience has definitely woken me back up. I had been planning my life based on what I thought would be good on what I could see. Instead of seeking God and asking Him what He has planned next. Who know’s maybe one day I will become a master diver.
I am learning that in life Gods plans are always better than my plans. I don’t know why I wasn’t supposed to go to the internship. From my view it seemed like the perfect next thing. But God sees the deep things. The things man cannot even begin to know. but what we can know is that God has a good plan, a great plan, and if we choose to follow Him we will live a life better than we could have ever planned or imagined.
Learning To Hear the Still Small Voice.
Thanks for Following.
Explorer Matt Arbo