Purpose of This Blog
I haven’t done much with this blog lately, and I think it’s time to change that. So starting today, I’m going to try to make at least 1 original post a week, even if it’s just some random paragraph of observations on the day.
Today’s post is on my plans for the future. Right now the plan is to go to grad school here at A&M-Commerce, and obtain my master’s in athletic administration. There are a few hindrances though.
- I need to obtain a Graduate Assistant position in order to afford staying here. Currently I work at the radio station, and that pays enough to cover my rent and my groceries (if I’m very careful). But it certainly won’t cover tuition and fees for grad school. So I need to get another part time job. The ideal is to get a GA position with the athletic department, since that’s eventually what I want to do anyway. But the GA position I really wanted is already filled, and I’m not sure if there are any other positions open for me, as I would be next to useless as a coach or trainer. So I need some direction and clarity in that.
- If I don’t get a GA position, I NEED to get a full time job. The thing is, I’ve got a good thing going where I am, and a new project started that I really don’t want to just abandon. I think it’s got the potential to explode into something huge, if pursued right. So I’d really rather not leave yet. Plus, I’m not all that excited about getting out in the “real world” just yet…
- After grad school, we’ll see what happens. Of course the goal is the standard get married, have some kids, get a good job. But is that what it should really be about? Aren’t we called to be more than that? God calls us to live mission-oriented, wherever we are. I think His plan for me is to be open to wherever He calls me, and for my “plans”, with no real clue about what even the next day will bring, to be flexible and bent to His plan.
So this entire post is quite honestly moot. As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when we’re busy making plans”. So the real plan is to be found in God, defined by God, and conformed to His plan. I recently read a devotional post from a book called “Jesus Calling”. Here’s the post:
“I am leading you, step by step, through your life. Hold my hand in trusting dependence, letting me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy-even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you. Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in my Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.”
I have no clue what the future will bring, but I think that’s the way it should be. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be prepared, or even figure out your life goals. Just don’t let them be completely locked in. I think the thing to do is to be prepared for, and open to, change.