“What am I doing with my life?”, I ask myself every day.
Lately, my life has been consumed by the crippling thought of life post-college. Where will I work? What city will I live in? Will my cats and I have a place to call home? These are the questions that keep me up at night… and to be honest, I feel completely lost.
To put it into perspective, if life were a game of Candy Land, I’ve been chillin’ with Lord Licorice for quite some time and the GumDrop Path is NOWHERE in sight. I’m just trying to get to Candy Castle with King Kandy but life seems to have other plans.
As anxiety-inducing, and frustrating as this feels, I can’t help but also feel a little silly because the truth is, there’s nothing I can do about. No matter how hard we try or how carefully we plan, we can’t control the future. What’s going to happen will happen, so why do we practically kill ourselves trying to know what’s going to happen next?
If you have a tendency to be a control freak like myself, trying to play it cool with the uncertainty of life is easier said than done. I just want God to tell me what’s going to happen next and that everything is going to be okay. While he might not be able to tell us what’s coming next, he does tell us everything will be okay in my favorite Bible verse:
“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
We might not know what the future holds but God knows His plans for us, and we’re promised that those plans are more amazing than anything we could plan for ourselves. If we can completely surrender to God’s plan and trust that he has our back, then we can have peace in the midst of seasons that feel uncertain. Because why worry and overthink when you know that what’s best for you is already planned?
Whatever season you’re in, whether graduation is approaching, you’re looking for a new job, or you’re just completely lost like I am, just take a deep breathe and remember everything happens for a reason. What’s for you won’t pass you. So don’t waste this season worrying and stressing, but instead find ways to embrace it and make the most of it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the crazy ride.