Monday, December 20, 2010

God's Not Surprised

Christmas break! Only one more semester, and I will have officially completed four years of college. I am ready to be done, but what next? I've been worrying about this a lot lately, even though it has been my mission to stop worrying about things and let God be God. Last night, as I was, through tears, despairing about having to get two years of professional experience before going into full-time missions, my mother said something profound: "God knew that you'd need two years of experience before you could go to Africa. It's not a surprise to Him." Of course He did! Yet I hadn't stopped for one moment to consider that maybe, all along, this was part of His plan. All I've been thinking about since I was 13 is moving to Africa so I can start my life. It never occurred to me that God had different ideas. So, frustrated with waiting or not, I will be patient. Because, first of all, I don't have a choice, but second, because maybe, just maybe, God knows what He's doing.