Figuring out “the plan”
What are you going to do from August to January?
I don’t know.
Will you get a job?
Have you even applied to any?
I’m working on it.
How will you pay your bills?
Why do you always worry about the future?
I have to, because I have to help my dad.
You mean God, or your dad Mr. Rizzo?
Think about it this way. God, your divine Father-Mother, already has a plan for you, already knows what you need to do and where you need to go. And because your Father loves you, He doesn’t withhold any crucial information from you. If God knows, you know. How about if you trust that you can and will know what you’ll be doing over the next few months?
OK, look at from this angle. Remember when you had to take care of your sisters at a young age?
I didn’t know that was coming.
Maybe you didn’t know you’d have to do that, but you were able to, weren’t you? You had what you needed, didn’t you? It all worked out, didn’t it?
Does this help you see that God is governing you, guiding you perfectly? How about the little note you wrote to yourself that reads:
God knoweth: therefore I know.
Thank you, Father.
Thank you for wisdom. For life, for joy, for inspiration.
Thank you for prayer, for my selfless devotion and dedication.
Thank you for patience and peace.
Without these, there is no meaning.
Without these there is no Life!
Without these there is no Love!
Father, thank You!!!
You wrote that because you trust God and know what you will be doing: You’ll be reflecting God in all His glory. Wherever you go, whatever there is for you to do. Right?
So why are you feeling doubtful now? Are you scared?
Is that your answer, Confidence? Do you even know what your name means?
Yeah, but do I have to be confident all the time?
You don’t have to become confident; you are confident! God knows why you have that name: You are a shining light that blesses everyone around you. You reflect Him, glorify Him. You are confident because you know that you can’t ever be separated from God—the source of everything good, everything you need.
What are some of the thoughts you’ve been holding on to?
God will put me where I need to be.
I am not useless, but useful.
“Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way.” 1
And Hymn 190 from The Christian Science Hymnal, which says: “My God, my Father, make me strong, / When tasks of life seem hard and long, / to greet them with this triumph song, / Thy will be done.”
The list is endless.
That’s the spirit, girl!
You don’t have to figure anything out. You don’t have to worry or doubt. Be yourself—confident in the path God has prepared for you. You can’t be anything else!
Topics: Right Place | Tags: agenda, future, plans, trust