Advent devotion: Let God
By Allison Adams
I’ve been a planner all my life. Sometimes to the point where my family thinks I am going off the deep end. I love making lists and I’m the annoying person on vacations who likes to make an itinerary. I even made a packing list 3 months in advance before studying abroad in England.
As I enter into my last semester of college, I can’t help but feel anxious about my future after graduation. This is the one time in my life where I cannot plan. I do not know all the ways God will go with me after school, and that honestly terrifies my Type A personality.
However, when I reflect on my short life so far, I feel so grateful for the places and people the Lord has helped me experience. One of my favorite bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The reality is we can plan until we run out of paper and the ink in our pens fade, but the one who knows the future best is God. God can even lead us to places that we never imagined we would go.
As we enter into 2017 I would just remind you that when life doesn’t go according to your plan, God is in the mix of helping you find your way. So throw away those lists, take a deep breath, and trust that you are exactly where the Lord needs you to be.
Allison Adams is the communications intern at St. Paul and a senior student at St. Ambrose University. She studies Public Relations and Television/Radio, as well as serves as an international student ambassador.