I don’t know what I want to be for the rest of my life.
I have clue what I want to be for the rest of my life. I have no clue where I’ll be in 10 years, so please don’t ask. I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow, or if I’ll even be here tomorrow. I have no clue if I even enjoy the major I am studying at college, or if I will even use half the classes I’m in now once I graduate.
Some people talk about their “purpose”, and I only find myself getting more and more anxious. Some people seem to have their life figured out when I’m not even sure if I have matching socks on.
I don’t know what I want to be for the rest of my life, and I don’t have my life figured out. I have a feeling there are other girls out there who also don’t feel prepared enough to handle this crazy thing called life.
However, that is okay.
See, our society has taught us that they only way you’ll be “successful enough” is if you plan. Our society has taught us that we will only be financially stable if we prepare and know exactly what we want our life to look like.
In eighth grade, my school made us pick a “career cluster”. We would pick what career we wanted to be once we grew up at the young age of 14. After we picked our future “career”, we would use our choice to plan our classes in high school. I first picked the “pre-med” cluster. Now, I am a journalism major. I bet God had a good laugh at that one when I struggled in Biology I.
The world tells us to plan, but God tell us to trust Him. When we try to make plans for the future, God just laughs. See when we focus fully on planning, we are discounting God’s plan for us. When we plan we aren’t having faith in God.
We so often forget that the One who created rainbows, mountains and the sound rain makes on rooftops, created our destiny and purpose. We forget that having faith in Him also means having faith in His plan for us.
As much as the cheesy phrase “let go, let God” is overused, it is so true. Maybe Carrie Underwood was right when she sang “Jesus Take the Wheel”. Maybe not allowing ourselves to plan our future, and leaving it up to God is the best investment for our future. God is the smartest guidance counselor you could ever have.
I’m by no means saying not to have a dream career, goal or a major in college. I am saying that you shouldn’t expect anything. You should listen every day to where the Lord is leading you, and trust Him to guide you. Trust His choices not your own. Be willing to adventure along your path, cause you never know where He will lead you.
If you plan every moment of your life you may miss the beauty of the adventure God has planned for you. If you are too focused on the future, you may miss the plans the Lord has for you in the present. Let God plan your future and enjoy the ride my friends.
And if you don’t know what you are doing for the “rest of your life”, I promise it is okay. If you think you know what you are doing for the “rest of your life”, I guarantee God is laughing at your plans. The One who designed you knows your future, and that is something to have faith in.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “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 hope and a future.“