Those about to graduate from high school get tired of hearing, “What are you planning to do with your life?” From my vantage point at 60 years old looking back, I’m saying we are asking the wrong question! It is impossible at 18 to have much of a clue what a winding, unfolding adventure life will become.
I would ask the question, have you come to know the Lord in such a personal way you can hear His voice? John 10:10. If you can, prepare for what you think He wants you to do but don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Life will be full of twists and turns and when you reach my age, it will be far different than you ever imagined it would have been.
My plan was to live in South Williamsport my whole life. But my journey has taken me to Winston-Salem, NC; Hamptonville, NC; Chesapeake, VA and now Valrico, FL. I’m not sure how all that happened but it did and for the most part it has been a great adventure. I set out to be a carpenter and ended up being a pastor and now an energy man. About the only thing that went as planned is I asked Gayle to marry me in 9th grade and we have been married 41.5 years now!
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in his way.