Day 3: God’s Plans for You

Someone asked me today, “Who are you?” Surprisingly, I couldn’t put together a good answer. Then they asked me what I intended to contribute to the world after college. I wasn’t sure. I know I won’t be in college forever. Pretty soon, I’ll have to make some big decisions. Soon I’ll be thrust out into the world and expected to be my best, make my mark, be successful, and fulfill my God-given purpose and destiny. I don’t know what my purpose is. I’m not sure if I know anything about the path of destiny God has for me. I’m not even sure if I’m ready to make any big decisions.

What I am sure of as a result of not being able to answer those two questions is that I need to unplug for a while. I need to do my best to unplug from the distractions of mass media, social media, and all the other distractions of the world and plug into God and myself in a more deliberate way.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope…You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.'” -Jeremiah 29:11

He said if I call on him, he will listen to me. If I seek him, I will find him. He said when I find him, I will also find myself. I’ve decided that that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to unplug and seek to find him so that I can find me, the best me. I know He loves me. I know he died and rose for me. And I really want to know those plans he has for me.

Written by Robert Hays ’16