In the last few years, I’ve noticed that I often go through seasons of certainty and seasons of uncertainty, mainly when looking at future plans or decisions. There are times in my life when I know I’m exactly where I want to be, but that place does not always just occur without choices being made. 

For me, these times of uncertainty do not come as a result of a lack of faith necessary. It instead takes the form of not knowing what choice is the one God intends for me. My personality is that so many different things sound so fun and appealing, I would be willing to do almost anything (that is God-honoring).

A specific example is when I tried to make my plans for this past summer. I knew I wanted to go on a longer mission trip, but that was about it. So I looked at numerous trips, multiple organizations, and several different countries before God led me straight to the trip that He had planned for me. (You can read the full story here.)

I think most of us know that God has an incredible plan for our future and that He will reveal the plan to us in His perfect timing. However, even resting in this truth, it can be hard to stay patient through these periods of uncertainty.

My perspective has changed a lot about how I view my future. I may have some idea about what I’m doing this summer, but when it comes to after graduation or 10 years from now, there’s not telling what I’ll be doing.

And I’ve come to look at this, my unknown future, with a sense of adventure. We’re all embarking on this journey of life, knowing that it has already been perfectly planned for us by our Creator.

My prayer is that you are able to view the unrevealed plans of your future as a fun mystery and the journey as an adventure.

It’s like a game of hide and seek. When you finish counting however high you can, you run off to seek your friends. You may not find their hiding spot for a really long time, but you know they’re somewhere. And once you find them, you run off together, laughing, and trying to catch/out run the other.

I want you to see your future like that. You may be faced with a huge decision or may not even have any choices yet, but know that God will lead an obedient servant to His plans, and you’ll run off together on another grand adventure. You just have to continue seeking Him and His will; don’t quit the game.

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience… And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. {Romans 8:25/28}

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. {Hebrews 11:1}