1 Corinthians 2:9
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
As many people who know me well may understand, I don’t like situations that I cannot plan out and control. If I can’t organize myself, and follow a pre-made plan of my own design, I can become anxious about various situations. Thus, deciding to come on this trip, wherein which things rarely go as planned, was rather out of character for me. However, as a result, I have been forced to look at things in a new way, and with a new perspective. I have been forced to follow God’s plan for me, and to let him take control, instead of trying to do everything myself.
Over the years, my mother has often said this to me (that I need to allow God to take control in my life, and not try to do everything myself), and I have been very reluctant to accept it as truth. However, coming on this trip opened my mind to the necessity of allowing God to be my vision.
In reality, I can’t control anything. I can’t reach my dreams on my own, or achieve what I want to achieve in my life without allowing God to show me what His plan is, instead of attempting to follow my own. Over the course of this trip, it has become apparent to me that God has a plan, and regardless of what I do, or what anyone else does, God’s plan will always pan out in the end–and it is truly magnificent, and far better than anything that I could imagine.