In light of my upcoming college graduation (only 7 months away!), people often ask me what my plans are. But, God, I don’t know what the plan is. Since You haven’t let me in on that information yet, You might still have time to change the plan, so here is some information to help You out.
I really love taking pictures, and I have experience as a camp photographer. If You could just make Your plan for me be that I will travel and take pictures the rest of my life, that would be great.
Yet, for some reason, You led me to major in elementary education. God, here’s the thing: I don’t really want to be a regular classroom teacher, so if Your plan is for me to use that degree at an elementary school, can I be an art teacher? Or maybe a P.E. teacher or computer specialist? Thanks.
Also, I prefer to be outside, and I hate being cold, so can you keep me in the Southeast? I really don’t want to go too far from my family. If you want me to move, I will go to Texas or Arizona, but don’t make me go to New England. I would freeze to death.
And while You’re at it, I want a healthy paycheck (I promise I will still tithe), and good grocery stores. If Aldi and some thrift shops are within 10 minutes of my house, I will be happy.
But really God, that’s all I am asking. That’s not too hard is it?
Most nights, this is the prayer I want to pray. I want to give God my list of personal desires and requests for my future. In search for worldly happiness, I want to bend Him to my will.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.
I Corinthians 9:19-20
But I am not my own…
For you are His Workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God hath before ordained that you should walk in them.
…and God’s plan for me has been set from the foundation of the world.
What is more pleasing to the Lord, your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice.
I Samuel 15:22
He doesn’t need Kat to plan her own future, despite her type-A personality and attempts to be perfectly organized. What He desires is for me to be obedient, whatever the call, wherever the place. As terrifying as that faithful obedience is, I know that His plan is much better than mine could ever be.
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.
I Thessalonians 4:3a