Sunday Scripture – Philippians 4:11

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For my first Sunday Scripture reflection, I chose this verse that has been on my mind (and Pinterest board) lately. I’ve experience a lot of change in the last few months, from graduating high school and moving to college. As I wrote in my last post, the transition is definitely a big one, but I’m thankful for this time in my life and for how things are going for me. During this past summer semester, my first semester in college, I made it an immediate priority to find the church near campus that I would be attending and to keep my habit of attending service each Sunday. After a few weeks, one of my friends noticed that I went to church each week and asked if she could come along. She hadn’t been to church since we’d started school and was nervous to go by herself, so I was happy to bring her along. After that, neither of us had to go alone and we had the accountability of someone to go with every week. College can be a testing time for faith, so it was special for me to be able to share that with some friends I had just made that summer.
Quite fittingly, the first homily I heard in Tallahassee was all about beginning new chapters and trusting in God’s plan for our lives, which brought me to this specific scripture passage. In times of great change, it can be even more difficult to trust in God and be aware of his force and presence in your life. During this time for me, I have continued to discover that there is no separation between my life and what God has planned for me. Sure, I’d like to think that I have power over the course of my life and to some extent, I do, but at the same time, there is a much bigger picture working around me. Through the process, I have learned that is much easier to trust and follow than to try and blindly make my own way. It’s not always easy, but I would much rather have peace in knowing that the Man Upstairs has a plan for my life. Everything will happen as it should, so I’ve found that no matter what happens, “I am to be content”. He’s got this.

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