Despite Micah’s message about missing the point this week, I still found myself turning to my phone for answers. Amidst the stress of a new school year, one that marks the end of my undergraduate career, I found myself stressing about school work and the future.
I spent hours, that I should have spent on homework, going through blog posts on how best to cope with stress, organizing your planner and being the most efficient student. I spent time looking through people’s career choices and creating lists on how each different career aligned with my goals.
Days were wasted trying to answer all consuming questions like: how am I going to make it through this school year without my brain melting and if I do make it through, what am I going to do with myself after?
Despite these being complex questions that will be met with complex answers, I assumed the “god that is Google” would be able to speak to me about my future. Instead of relying on the internet and the experience of strangers, I should have been listening to what God was telling me: He has a plan for me.
That answer has always frustrated me because I would love to know what this devine plan is for my life, but I have also come to terms with the fact that I will not know, in totality, the details of that plan.
I had to learn a hard lesson in trust. Not only to trust that God will guide me through the years, but through every hour, minute and second. He has answers for me, whether I get these answers instantaneously or not.
So, instead of spreading the wisdom of Google, I will share the wisdom of God.
For anxiety and stress:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.” – Lamentations 3:25-27 NIV
For continued inspiration to help others:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NIV