Plans. They are always – like, emphasis on the “ALWAYS” – changing. So why bother to make them? Well, for me, I like to have some semblance of control, and when I feel like I’m not in control it feels like I’m forced to sit on the sidelines and watch my plans get derailed.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But it does make me feel super vulnerable. And at times I have my Jean Grey moments where I struggle with letting God into my mind (psh, as if I can actually “let” Him do anything, cause He’s gonna do what He wants to do, right?) and so I try to block Him out. I can sometimes be the type of person that has to try out my way first before submitting to His.
Let me tell ya, what an arrogant, foolish way to live. And yet….giving up control is so much more challenging than we give it credit for. So as I move on to the next phase of my life of job seeking while simultaneously beginning my graduate courses (Master’s for the one time, woot woot!), I challenge myself…and you…to bear in mind:
- Regardless of where you believe you measure up to your own expectations, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18
- Despite other people’s opinions on where you should be and/or what you should be doing, “For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.” 1 Peter 2:15
- When you find yourself questioning what your purpose is, and what you can do that is meaningful here on earth and for His Kingdom, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To ACT justly and to LOVE mercy and to WALK humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
You want a fool-proof plan? Act, love, and walk on to the next season He calls you to.