Choosing the right school becomes a huge concern for a lot of students right around this time. I’m sure God gets this question a lot, so don’t feel like you are alone if this has been on your mind. I do think scripture gives us insight on how God views our lives on earth. I believe scripture shows us that God is more concerned with where He is in our life, than where we are in life. The bible says in Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. A lot of times we are seeking out where we want to be in life. God is saying, “if I am where I’m suppose to be in your life, you will be where you’re suppose to be in life”.
The bible also tells us that God definitely has a purpose for our life. Jeremiah 29:11 says For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. So if it’s your hearts desire to be used by God, He will use you, no matter where you go. Allow God to be God and He’ll take care of the rest. So put God where He’s suppose to be and you will be where you’re suppose to be. Here are three things I apply to my decision making process.
- I commit the process to God. – Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. You must understand that college is not the end; it’s a means to an end. College will be a part of the story of your life.
- I trust God through the process. – Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
- I trust him with my choice. – Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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