One of the things that many college students struggle with is the issue of where they are meant to be going in life. Many of us come into our freshman year so sure of our futures and goals. But somewhere along the way, we change our minds or get sidetracked or decide that maybe this isn’t the right path. But if it isn’t where I’m headed now, then where is it?
I was having a conversation about this over dinner with my dad the other day. I’m in my junior year, settling into my major, and still having wandering thoughts of whether this is truly where my life is headed. My dad sat and listened to me rant for a while about what I could be doing, or what I could do instead for a while before he stopped me. He told me, “If you aren’t sure where to go, talk to God. He knows where you’re going.”
Of course, this wasn’t the advice I was looking for. I know God works in mysterious ways and gives answers that aren’t so obvious. I wanted something concrete, an arrow pointing in the right direction right this very second. Discouraged by my dad’s answer, I changed the subject. But my dad was right. The most fulfilling life is a life lived to glorify God. God sets a path for all His children, and welcomes them back even when they go astray. If I want to know where my life is going, all I have to do is pray. He’ll show me the way. He’ll show me where my strengths can be used and where my love is needed to touch the lives of others.
God has a plan for you, too. If you are struggling with difficulties or uncertainty in your life, find a quiet place away from the madness and pray. Talk to God for a bit, and clear your head. Even if you don’t know what to say, just start praying, and it’ll come out. Don’t worry too much about your future. Just live your life to the glory of God, and He will do the rest.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”