So last night was a wake up call in my life. We were at College Bible Study with HBC and we were discussing the book we were going to be reading and talking about this summer. The book is Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker and it talks about Jesus wrecking your comfortable Christianity.
Hold the phone. The words “comfortable Christianity” rang in my ears and I could not rid the thought of the fact that I fall into that category. Being raised in church and my summers and the school year revolved around my church–especially VBS week. I realized that I was so used to being surrounded by Christians and Christian ideals that it actually scares me to get out of my comfort zone.
Then later that night, I also realized that I had no idea what I am going to do with my life. Sure, most college students don’t even know when they graduate, but I felt that I should have some direction as to where I’m going and that falls on me. I know that seeking after the Lord and staying in His word will reveal His will [which is also my goal for the summer]. Right now, I am a Pre-Elementary Education major, yet I am not even sure where that will take me.
Fast forward through all the thoughts racing through my head to this morning. I woke up thinking about everything once again and it was laid on my heart to start reading Colossians [and on my Bible app the verse of the day was from Colossians so I took that as a sign to start there]. I was reading chapter 1 and lo and behold, verses 9-12 were just what I needed to begin my journey of discerning the will of God.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
This is Paul’s letter to the Colossians, but it is so applicable to my life–it’s scary–but in the best way, of course! I want to be filled with wisdom from God and to live a life that is bringing glory to His name everyday. This summer will definitely be a time of being still with God and chewing on His word. I know that in this time of not knowing where or what I will be doing in the future, I can rest in the fact that the Lord is at work right now, even when I don’t see the big picture.