Its so interesting how life can sneak up on us and go places that we have never expected. As I think back over the fading 2012, the constant fact that comes to mind is that we really never know what God will do next. I am just blown away by the way my life has changed. WOW. So often we get so focused on our goals and expectations, we really start to forget some hugely important surrounding realities. We think we have an idea of what life will be like, we think we know where we are going with things…

This is especially true of us twenty-somethings. We have grown beyond the adolescent years and are moving on through young adulthood, having things nailed down pretty good. Our plans give us a false sense of security and direction.

And yet the world is so much bigger than we think or know.

“Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what tomorrow may bring…
What is your life? For tyou are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes…” (Jas. 4:13, Proverbs 27:1).

Thank you Solomon, and thank you James.

The truth which has really stood out to me this past year, which will forever be cemented into my heart and mind is the fact that we really don’t know what awaits us around the corner of every coming moment. But what we do know is that there is a God who reigns, and that belonging to him is all that is necessary.

As I continue to bind myself to the cause of Christ I become less and less set on building a specific lifestyle for myself, and more and more excited be shaped in every aspect by the gospel, and watch where he decides to take my life. Its not as much about achieving certain things as it is about achieving a certain state of mind and heart. He shapes my perspective, thus directing every decision and step that I take.

I do not know exactly what will be tomorrow, and yet, I do know. I know that Jesus’ will is going to be realized in my life to make me a better living representation of his amazing story. No matter where that takes me, its going to be amazing.