This summer, I’ve learned about trusting God with my present and future situations. This has been very good for my relationship with God and kept me from stressing out too much; however, I oftentimes still wish that their was a magic formula to show me God’s will for my life. I’m sure that there are many others like me, since I’ve read a couple other blog posts and articles about finding God’s will.
The truth is, I believe that God does know what will happen in each person’s life and that he gives us certain abilities and insights to help us make life choices. The first most obvious choice is salvation, which is when a person first surrenders his or her life to God. After that, our job as believers is to spread the gospel and glorify God. Though this may sound vague, it really isn’t. Finally, I think the most important thing to do when trying to figure out what God’s will for the future is, is to step back and invest in the present. This advice was given by an older friend in my school’s yearbook, but I did not follow it until this summer.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do after high school, but I know that I have a desire to get married and have children. I also want to do the best I can as a high school student, sister, daughter, and friend right now. Just because someone may be worried about the future doesn’t mean that they can’t focus on the present. In fact, I believe that it is more important to invest in the present than to plan the future. As I’ve learned, plans do not always go the way we want them to. There are so many things that I thought I’d be doing by now and there are so many things that I’m doing now that I never knew I’d be doing.
I actually started blogging because I was tired of things happening without my input, specifically political things. I have a passion for writing and a talent for it, so I started a blog. I thought I would be doing a lot of writing about political and social events, but instead, God has turned my focus in a more spiritual direction and has revealed the desire to pour into other’s lives as a mentor and counselor. This is an example of how investing in the present can impact one’s future.
I still do not know for sure what I want to do after high school, but I know that I will most likely go to college and major in communications. I definitely have more ideas about jobs that I want now than I did at the beginning of the summer. Thus, trusting God was a good idea, because it allowed me to take a step back from worrying about the future and focus on investing in the present.