Updated: May 25, 2019
Learning to trust the plan when it varies is very difficult for me. I struggle with it because I like to know what to expect or at least have an idea about what is coming next. After graduation, I really only have a few plans for the summer and then the rest of the year. There are still a lot of things that I don’t know about the upcoming year. In some ways, I don’t quite understand why God chose me for what He did. For those of you who don’t know, I am taking a 9-month missions gap year to Southeast Asia through Global Year. I have many emotions about next year. There are unknowns and fears but there is also excitement and joy.
I graduated on May 16th and since then there have been a few freak outs that led to conversations which brought a lot of peace. It has led to moments of realization and trying to shift my focus back to where it really should be. In one of my journaling sessions, a verse that helped me a lot throughout the past year popped into my head. I went back and read the entire chapter of Isaiah 55.
Isaiah starts out by saying come to the Lord because He will take care of your needs. In verse 6 and 7, he encourages us to seek the Lord, call to Him, and turn from our sinful ways because He will provide compassion and forgiveness. Isaiah then speaks to how God has a plan far above what we could even imagine. God’s plan for my life or your life will accomplish what He has in store. I don’t know about you, but for me those words that do comfort me. Not only can I seek Him, He has a plan for my life, but “it will accomplish what He pleases and will prosper in what He sends it to do.” It doesn’t end there; it goes on to how it snows the blessings that come when we follow Him and His will for our lives.
So while graduation might have brought about a lot of different feelings and changes, it it also brought with it learning experiences nd how processing those feelings can lead to your focus being centered on who it really should be on … God. Life is never going to be perfect and you may not know all the answers but God is sovereign and has a plan even when you don’t know what it is.