Maybe it is just the season of life that I'm in. I feel like the whole world is saying,
"Oh, you're twenty now? Start making all these giant life decisions that will define you."
What really is that about? The biggest decision I've made thus far in life is what college to go to. Now I'm confirming my major, deciding my ideal career, contemplating marriage, and becoming more confident in who I want to be in Christ.
I find myself thinking... am I qualified for this?
The truth is, yes I am. Not because of anything I've ever done or anything I've ever thought of, but because the Holy Spirit lives in me. Why am I sitting around being worried about my life when my life isn't even mine?
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it”
After reading (and re-reading) that verse it slowly started to sink in. God taught me something big through His word. I can stop feeling insecure about the decisions that I want because I should be picking the decisions that HE wants.
My life is not about me.
I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with my life and now I have to figure out what the creator of the universe wants me to do with my life?
Then I was encouraged by John chapter 10.
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Wait a second. I know His voice? I know His voice.
The creator of the universe is going before me and I can be confident that when He speaks to me, in His perfect timing, that I will know His voice.
Then the chapter continues...
5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
Not only do I know God's voice, but I know when something isn't God's voice. That's why the Father gave me (and you!) the Holy Spirit--so we can know His voice. So we can follow Him.
Don't make the mistake of asking "What do I want to do with my life? But live dangerously. Ask "God, what do YOU want me to do with MY life?"
Then, as hard as it is, be confident that you can hear His voice. Confess your sin. Yield your stress and anxiety. Ask questions and simply listen for His voice. He's got a plan for you--you've just got to go with it.