'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." - Jeremiah 29:11
Beginning college, I didn’t know anyone. I knew I wanted to make friends, but I didn’t know how. I prayed to the Lord to bring me Godly friendships. I joined a Christian sorority, and I met two great friends.
I knew I wanted to be involved in school and do well in school, and I began to get stressed. I would pray for God’s will in my life and I would have others pray for me as well when I was struggling. I knew that, in order to do well in school, I had to work hard and take my school work seriously, and even though my plan is to go into medicine, I can’t help but wonder if God has something different that He wants me to do.
I constantly wondered why I wasn’t doing well with my work, and I felt that if God wanted me to go into medicine then I would be making good grades. I ended last semester with a good GPA. It wasn’t what I wanted it to be, but in my mind, I feel if it’s in His will then anything can happen.
I started this semester with being really negative about it. One of my closest friends decided to switch schools, and I was really upset. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with so many activities this semester, and I wanted to make time to study and have quiet times with the Lord. I didn’t think I would have a good semester, but I started praying to the Lord about what should I do for this semester to help me with my studies.
I didn’t have any idea about what I was going to do, and I was wondering why I felt so negative and sad about some things. I started thinking about the different organizations I was in, and I started to see some of those organizations had a bad effect on me spiritually. I was involved in an organization that I really loved, but I knew it didn’t help me with my relationship with Jesus, so I decided to drop that organization. It was the hardest thing for me to do, but I knew it was for the best.
After deciding which organizations I would stay in, I decided on four organizations. I didn’t want to drop those other organizations, but I knew it was in God’s will. After that, I started having a positive attitude, and I was really happy. I am grateful for the Lord and His will.
1. Have you ever had a plan for your life, but it wasn’t going the way it was supposed to go? Did you think it was God’s doing?
2. When you are stressed, especially about your future plans, do you speak to God?
Thank You God for being faithful and always being there when we need You the most. Thank You for giving us the will when sometimes we may not know the way. Thank You for Your blessings. Amen.
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