Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Looking Towards The Future



The future is so close to the present, I can almost taste it. You see, as of a few weeks ago, I am finally signed up for classes for my first semester at Liberty University, and God has moved and is still moving so many mountains for those doors to swing wide open for me to walk through. Who would have thought, even a year ago, that now I'd be looking towards a degree in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Fashion Design?

"Many are the plans in the mind of a woman,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand."
- Proverbs 19:21 -

It's kind of mind boggling, honestly, when I look back on all that's happened over the course of the past several years, and seeing so obviously the work of God through it all.  Seeing how God has guided me to follow His will for me, and providing a way so I can.  Seeing that, it doesn't matter how crazy the dream seems or feels, but that God can fulfill any dream, big or small, if we are willing to trust Him and push forwards with our whole being.

"Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically,
as something done for the Lord and not for men."
- Colossians 3:23 -

But you know what's absolutely crazy?  In the midst of all of this, all of these incredible opportunities and possibilities looming before me, I am at peace.  If God decided to allow it all to be taken from me, if He decided to send me into a completely different direction, or even if He decided to bring me home to Himself instead, I know I'd be okay. My soul is safe in the arms of God -- I have been promised nothing more, and yet nothing less.

"Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul."
- It Is Well With My Soul -

I feel ready now, to head into the future one day at a time. Not because I'm adequate for the task, but because the God who guides me is beyond adequate. All I have to do is keep. following. Him. with my entire being, keeping my eyes focused on the prize ahead of me, and try to serve Him to the best of my ability in the mean time.

"For to me, to live is Christ
and to die is gain."
- Philippians 1:21 -

4 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! Praying that the college transition goes easily for you, and that you really really love it! :)

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  2. Beth, I love your posts. I had the same kind of thing happen when I was looking at colleges. I was just trying to figure out if I should go to college at all, but then God just kept opening doors (scholarships, etc.) so I will be able to go to the college that I preferred in the first place. I love it when He does that! :)

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  3. Wow, I really liked this post!! Thanks for sharing your heart! It was very encouraging :)

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  4. that's really fantastic Beth! I know you're going to learn and grow so much, thanks for the inspiring post! wishing you all the best <3

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