I am in a place right now where I am trying to figure out the next step in my life as far as a carreer/ministry focus for the next few years. I am torn over some issues that have recently developed and am seeing that my “plans” are not necessarily the direction that God is leading.
I have life control problems. I do not want to let go of my future plans and trust God who already knows my future. It is a struggle to trust and to not know where I am supposed to be in the next 5 months nevertheless the next few years.
I was talking to someone that I really respect over coffee late last week, and he said something that sums up my situation very well: “Whatever plans you make, chances are God will change them over time.”
I know that God is calling me into full time ministry. The question is what does that look like now and then post-graduation. I can rest in the verse from Jeremiah 29: 11:
“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘Plans not to harm you, but to give you a hope and a future.'”
As I wait for direction, I can rest in the faithfulness of my Lord who holds my life and future in His hands.