Life a Weblog for Young Adults
No wonder I don’t hear God’s voice. I don’t know how to whisper, and I certainly don’t know how to listen for whisperings. Like Elijah, I search anxiously for the voice of the Lord in the earthquakes and mighty winds, and I assume that if God has something important enough to say to me, the wind will knock me over when He speaks. But more often than not, I think God whispers.
Jesus explains that we have no need to worry because God provides for us since we are of so much worth to Him. In this situation, I had the rare chance of seeing God provide the solution before I even knew what the problem was.
Life doesn’t always turn out how we plan it. Often it seems to turn out almost exactly opposite of how you thought it would. The job you’ve worked so hard to get slips through your fingers. The relationship that seemed to be “it” disintegrates before your very eyes. The person that you thought you could always trust betrays you. Your dreams of being used by God in great ways never seem to materialize into more than wiping noses once a week in the nursery. When life doesn’t turn out how you have imagined, it can be painful and confusing. More than once I’ve looked at my life and thought, “Lord, I don’t understand what you are doing here! This was not the plan!”
My first year of design school was quite a shocker. I am actually still thinking through all that I went through in college and all that I learned. After my first semester in Interior Design I went home during Christmas break and cried for two weeks because I didn’t think I would make it four years like that.