I call it the cause-and-effect paralysis. It’s what happens when we come up to a decision that we think will determine the success or failure of the rest of our lives. Our internal dialogue goes something like this: if I don’t go to this school I’ll never get the job I want- And if I don’t get the job I want, I won’t make enough money- And If I don’t make enough money, I’ll be stressed and miserable for the REST OF MY LIFE!
We think it all depends on us, but…..not really! Proverbs 16:9 tells us that The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Luckily for us God is in control! Proverbs 16:9 tells us that The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. We may think that it all depends on us, and that if we are not 100% accurate in our decisions, then our lives will unravel. But the reality is that we have a loving Heavenly Father who watches after us.
If you are like me and are constantly stressing out about your destination, remember that God is in control. Don’t let the cause-and-effect paralysis take your joy and keep you from moving in the direction you feel God is leading you today. Put it in God’s hands and pray Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.