I did have a few lessons to learn. One was letting go and trusting God. I had a well-thought-out career plan, but never thought that I had faith in my plan, not in Christ.
In university, I had the opportunity to go on an exchange program to Australia. Little did I know that the preparation for this was God’s way of asking me to give Him total control of my life. I was clutching onto all I know and loved - my life, my job and my future - refusing to surrender them to Him. But overseas, I had to rely on God for everything. My relationship with God changed dramatically in Australia. I know that everything I have and love is a gift from God, and I strive to be a disciple for Him. “When God is all you have, you realize that God is all you need.”
A few verses I love are:
“But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because you defend the; let them also that love your name be joyful in you.” Psalm 5:11
“If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.” Psalm 139:9-10
I know I still have a lot to learn, and I still struggle with trust issues, but my life experiences have taught me that God is always in control. And thank goodness for that.