“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11
I’m getting ready to start my junior year of college. This is the time when career counselors (at my school anyway) start to pester students about their future plans. Thankfully, I was one of those overacheivers who started making visits to the career center my freshman year. But at this point it feels like I’m just spinning my tires. I’ve considered a wide variety of options but still can’t figure out what path to take after graduation.
I want to have my life mapped out. I want a specific goal with measurable steps to help me get there. Isn’t that how people succeed in life?
I’ve forgotten once again that I am not in control. Did I know my life would like this three years ago? Absolutely not. And yet I’m perfectly content with where I am now. Has not the same God who has been faithful in the past promised never to leave me or forsake me?
I don’t have to see the future to decide to take this internship or to ask that girl out on a date. Foresight of things to come is God’s department, not mine. If I am faithful in the day-to-day things, he will be faithful in the long-term.