I was talking with my roommate Jared the other night before going to sleep about our futures after college. Jared threw out the question: Where are we gonna be just 1 year from now? 1 year is not much time at all, but I realized that right now I have no idea where I am going to be. I could be in the Bay Area. I could be in Orange County. I could be living at home with my parents in Bakersfield looking for a job. It’s scary to think that I don’t know where I will be or what I will be doing. At the same time I know that God is in control and that he has a great perfect plan for me (Jer. 29:11) This gives me comfort. I would like to stay in California, but that is my plan and not necessarily God’s plan.
Whatever the case, my life will be going through a lot of change. My youth pastor once gave a sermon where he said, “The only thing constant in life is change.” I think as humans we don’t like change. We like what is comfortable and what we are accustomed to. But when our lives are comfortable, chances are we are no longer grower or maturing. God has a habit of pulling us out of those comfortable places and plopping us down in new situations. I believe his purpose in this is to remind us of our need for him. Bringing us back to that place of total dependence on him is probably the best place to be.