Wondering if your life is headed in the right direction is a huge question for anyone. When you graduate, it feels like you’re supposed to have it all together. But what if you feel like your life has too many question marks to even move forward? Check out an excerpt from the Bible Plan, Collective: Finding Life Together, to discover that maybe you’re not the only one who doesn’t have it all figured out—and maybe that’s okay.
Once you turn 18, it feels like you’re supposed to instantly become an adult and get your life together. But what about when you have more questions than answers? When you feel like you aren’t meeting your expectations or the expectations others set for you? When you aren’t where you hoped you’d end up, and you aren’t sure where you’re going next?
Take a breath. Spoiler alert—no one actually has their life figured out, but that’s the point. We’re all learning to rely on God and the other people around us and to take life one step at a time. In fact, Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:34).
That’s true, right? When we start thinking about our finances and our future and our careers and relationships—it becomes overwhelming. But when we pause and look at one day at a time, we can take the pressure off ourselves and instead look to God.
Here’s the thing about life. It’s really short. That sounds kind of depressing, but Psalm 90:12 actually says that learning to number our days leads to wisdom. Bizarre? Not so much. When we realize we’re not promised tomorrow, we view every day as a gift from God. A gift filled with new mercy. Fresh grace. And more opportunities to learn and grow.
So, if you’re wondering if your life is moving in the right direction, you’re not alone. As humans, we have a tendency to want more answers when we actually just need more God.
But it’s a fair question. Even back in Jesus’ day, people were asking big questions. Someone once asked Him what the most important commandment was.
What Jesus said was profoundly simple but profoundly difficult. He said the most important thing we can do is to love God and to love people. Another time, Jesus actually said that the world will recognize His followers by the way they love others (Matthew 22:34-40, John 13:34-35).
It’s fair to say, then, that if you’re loving God and loving the people around you, you’re probably on the right track.