Junior year of college is a strange point of life. I feel as if I'm just waiting for the rest of my life to happen. Sure, I attend class, learn, do homework, go to work, make money, see friends, and relax, but amidst the busyness of day to day life, I'm just waiting, which is an awkward point in life. It's time for me to begin thinking of the future: where I would attend graduate school, what jobs I would want, who I would want to marry, what type of retirement plan I need, etc.
Although I need to be thinking of all of these things, it isn't quite time to act on most of them. It isn't time to apply for post-graduation plans or to begin planning where I'm going to live after MC, so I'm just stuck thinking and waiting.
It can be frustrating not knowing what the future holds. It's also frustrating to have an idea of what you want your future to look like but not being able to take any real steps toward that future, such as applying to graduate school. It's easy to feel confused and stressed over the future. Nothing is certain, and plans can change in an instant. Unfortunately, there is no clear, definite road map for the future.
However, we can take comfort in the fact that God knows our future. While I feel stuck right now in terms of the future, everything that I am doing is leading me to the plans that have been laid out for me. While I think I know what I want, the world is vast, full of opportunity, but also full of uncertainty. Nothing is certain except for Christ.
If you're like me and playing what I like to call "The Waiting Game," I want to encourage you. Take a deep breath. Think about your goals and what you can be doing now to reach them. Pray. Find adventure where you are. Take refuge in Christ.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6