Day 19: Always the Right Path

Reflection by Jacquelyne Rocan

Do I ask God to guide me in making decisions about the next steps in my life?  

As a child, I remember being asked “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?”  The answer changed over time (I had dreams of being an astronaut at one point but came back down to earth when I realized how much math would be involved!), and I eventually found the career that I have been involved with my entire adult life.  Looking back on the path and the decisions that I made, I realized that I often did not include God in the equation of figuring out what I should do with my life, where I should be, and with whom I should be spending time.  I kept moving forward and making decisions, but in racing forward I would sometimes forget to sit still and take my questions about my future path to God in prayer.  

Now as I contemplate the next phases of my life and face decisions about what path to follow, I ask God in prayer “Is this what I am meant to do?” and then listen for the answer.  I may not always get an immediate response, but if I am patient, quiet, and thoughtful, the answer will come to me through an experience or thought, or through the counsel of a good friend.  I find that I am increasingly placing my trust in God, who always wants what is best for me.  I truly know and accept that my life belongs to God, not to me, and that time spent in discernment is always time well spent. 

What is God calling you to do with your life?

Thank you, God, for leading me to the right path for my life.  I pray for the trust and strength to follow Your path for me, wherever it may lead.  Authentically Yours.  

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