By the time you get this I'll be out of college, and I don't have any idea what to do next. Maybe I just wasted the last four years. Do you believe God has a plan for everyone, or is it just up to us to decide what we'll do with our lives?


Most people, I’m afraid, do go through life assuming it’s up to them to decide what they’ll do with their lives, but I pray you won’t be one of them! Instead, I pray you will turn to God and seek His will for your life, because He knows what’s best for you.

After all, God made you and put you here; you aren’t here by chance. He also gave you your abilities, as well as opportunities to develop and use them. Most of all, He has a plan for your life — and life’s greatest joy comes from knowing His will and doing it. Can you think of any reason not to seek His will? I can’t.

How can you find God’s will for your life? The Bible tells you what your first step ought to be — and that is to turn to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith, and commit your life to Him. God loves you; He loves you so much that He wants to come into your life and adopt you into His family forever. Then ask God to guide you — helping you know your abilities and limitations; opening doors of opportunity for you; showing you by His Spirit what way He wants you to go.

I don’t know if you wasted the last four years, but even if you did, don’t waste the future! Instead, trust God’s promise: “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs” (Isaiah 58:11).