"Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm." - Matthew 8:26
These words from Jesus have recently been on my mind.
As fourth year of university approaches, I'm faced with many big decisions regarding the future. Where to live. What to do. These questions are so often hovering in my mind, "God, what's your will for my life?", and more specifically, "God, how can I devote my life to serving you?". It's not all easy, with a mix of all the distractions from the world; fame, prestige, money, security, certainty. It's easy for us to turn to what's most secure, to go with what seems easiest, to stay with what seems most comfortable.
The future appears to be a whole world of uncertainty in my mind, but I'm constantly reminded that with Christ it's certain. There looks to be a narrow pathway and at the end of the pathway, there is a storm waiting for me but Jesus is at the entrance holding out His hand inviting me rely on His strength. God has challenged to think back and reflect on the times where seemingly there was no certainty in my life, everything was out of my control, but yet God provided in ways only He could orchestrate it. Where would I go to university? What would I being doing each summer? Guess what, looking back, God had every single detail in control. What do I have to fear? If God is for us, who can be against us? My faith is not to rest on my own wisdom, but in the power of God.
My prayer is that my Father in heaven would help gain confidence to say as David did,
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:11
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.