The last two years has definitely shown us very clearly that we are living in a time of uncertainty. Our lives changed in the blink of an eye. It has changed the way we school and work. It has changed the way we interact with others and canceled many plans.
We hear of uncertainty all the time. Uncertainty is the state of not being completely confident, or sure of something. Uncertainty can also sometimes bring along his little friend: anxiety. Anxiety is an emotion made up of feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
Quite often, anxiety can rush into our lives making us think we have to be something, do something, or have something before a certain timeframe. When things do not go according to plan, we often tend to worry.
In today’s age, there is so much pressure to go to college, get a degree, a good job, get married, and buy a nice house with a big backyard. While none of these things are bad, we really have to ask ourselves “What does God want for me?” If you are going to live for God, He is by no means required to adhere to your timeframe or your plans. And that’s not always the easiest lesson to learn.
When I was in high school, I had almost my entire life planned out. I had already planned the college I would go to, and later, where I would attend graduate school. I dreamed of joining the Jesuits and becoming a priest. Now, that was a pretty good plan if I do say so myself. What I didn’t account for is that I would meet Jesus and He would wreck my plans…in a good way.
Now, I’m living a life that I would have never expected to live. In reality, my timing didn’t match what God wanted for me. That’s why He completely switched up my plans. He saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. He had plans written for me that I did not have written down for myself. God’s timing is not our timing, and God’s plans will not always be our plans.
Whether we believe it or not, God has us right where He wants us. We are not where we are by accident. The things we go through in life are for our benefit, for our growth, and to make us into the people that He wants us to be.
The plans you think are good for you, may be the same plans that could delay you of the REAL BLESSING God has in store for you!