Have you ever come to a point in your life when you have *no* idea whatsoever what you’re going to do next, you don’t even know what you want to do in life, and pretty much life seems to have no direction? Maybe it seems as if all of your carefully laid plans no longer are going to work out, and you wonder “What is the point of even trying?” Life just seems to be a humongous black hole of uncertainty and doubt. To be blatantly honest, that’s how I feel at the moment…I’m no longer certain of anything in my life. However, I’ve decided that rather than sitting back and wondering what the big plan for my life is, to instead take life day by day, trusting God to lead me in each step that I take. “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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity” (Jeremiah 29:11-14, NIV). God has a plan for each one of us, but the only way the “big” plan can take place is if we follow in His “little” daily plans. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34 KJV)
Personally, it’s *very* hard for me to trust God with my future. I like to have everything planned out in advance, and when I have to give it over to Him I tend to do it with a *LOT* of reluctance. I have to remember that God had a plan for me before I was even born and He has bigger things in store for me. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV)
One of my favorite passages in Scripture is Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Every time life doesn’t go “my way” (which is quite often) I have to remind myself that God’s way is higher than mine. He alone sees the big picture and He guides and directs my accordingly. I cannot questions Him; all I can do is sweetly submit to whatever He chooses to bring into my life. I must wait upon my Lord, and He will lead me in the way I should go.