Lately, people have been asking me, “What are you going to do next year!?”
Argh, that question always gets to me.
This feels very familiar! Exactly a year ago, I was asked this question over and over again (as I was ending my college career and entering into a new different wave of life). After I graduated last year, I thought I was escaping that question, but nope, it haunts me again as I am kind of coming to a close to my first year of interning with Campus Crusade.
Alright alright, WELL, what IS IT that I am going to do!?!?
I was listening to the song “None but Jesus” by Hillsong.
“When You call I won’t refuse…When You call I won’t delay…”
Lately, I have been refusing, avoiding, and delaying! Refusing that possibly staying in Hawaii for another year may actually be what God wants me to do. Recently, I couldn’t give God or people a definite answer. I don’t know why. Could it be the enemy? Could I be running away from the truth!?
Well folks, there are many reasons why I’ve been delaying from giving a definite answer. I fear many things when it comes to re-interning (support raising, would I have enough supporters for next year?, what would my family think?, could i still do a summer project this summer!?)…WHOA! Too many thoughts running through my head right now…
I feel sometimes as if I’m just looking for the answers. Today I was trying to find a scripture that will tell me if I should stay in Hawaii another year. What it came down to was “Natalie, are you trusting in God?”
In reality, God is already present, and showing Himself/His answers to me, when I was avoiding Him/them. Yes His word in the bible are the answers, but God has a part in all of this, as well as myself (God gives us a choice). It’s a 2-way street. He wants what’s best for me, yes, but He also wants me to be in this WITH Him!
My mom showed me this quote the other day:
“Stop doing things FOR God, and start doing things WITH God.”
If you want to hear about what I am doing next year, ask me.