Growing up is a lot of work. As we age, there comes a certain pressure to know exactly what you intend to do with your life. This is something that society and often times the people we love most demand of us. Our culture is so busy there is no time to waste. "You need to be driven, have a goal," is the scream of the world. This ideology has shaped every ounce of who we are. We panic when we don't know. We're supposed to have an answer.
We plan and we plan and we plan, and we make ourselves miserable in the process. We become so caught up in the logistics that we look all around us: left, right, forwards, and backward. We search all over to no prevail, and we forget to look up.
Proverbs 16:9 (HCSB):
A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.
This is something I've been learning in my time at college. And I'm a planner. I like a good plan. When things don't go according to plan, I tend to resort to panic.
All this to say, plans aren't a bad thing, but it's important to recognize it's OK if our plan doesn't work out exactly.
It's also OK not to know it all right now. There are things in life that will come to pass before we know it. So don't rush.
God's timing is more than perfect. Even when we don't understand.
God's plan is never messed up, so we should take comfort in that.
Rest in this truth today. Surrender your plans to the Lord, and take a breath.