Kicked Back… but not really

This year I’m taking the lowest amount of credits of my college career. I expected to start the semester with a light breeze as I walked leisurely around campus with nothing to do and a few hours a day kicked back on the couch thinking about how great it is to be a senior…

God has the greatest sense of humor.

I have one class that requires 80+ pages of reading per night. I find myself staring at pages and pages of modern European history and asking myself what I’ve been reading for the past hour. Another class is about drones, which I j13450764_1092865244102248_3714965066423845455_nust knew would be exciting. First day of class he announces that at the end we’ll take an FAA examination and if we don’t pass, we fail the class. Talk about anxiety overdrive!

But as I sit here at 7 AM, watching as the sun slowly rises above the trees in my neighborhood, I’m reminded that I’m not in control. Sure, I can study and put in hours upon hours of hard work, but at the end of the day, my trust has to be in something far greater.

My trust needs to be in the one who raises the sun to its perch every morning and sends it to bed every night. He’s the one who breathes life into dry bones and makes the weak strong and the poor rich.

He’s the lover of my soul, the King of all Kings, the Lord of all Lords, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He’s everything, every day, for every one.12141622_948703518518422_2216637247902274075_n

If He can raise the dead to life, maybe He can help me comprehend Renaissance Europe.

If He can create the heavens and the earth, maybe He can help me pass an FAA exam.

If He can hear the prayers of every human on this earth, maybe He can help me sell my first screenplay.

And maybe it’s time for me to stop being selfish and controlling and let Him work His magic. Because, after all, His plan for me is a whole lot better than my plan for me.

Here’s my challenge for you: take a moment today, whenever you’re reading this, and pray five simple words that will change your life…

Lord, prepare ye the way.

Jenni Beaver

Jenni is a twenty-something storyteller from the Sunshine State. When she's not writing a novel or screenplay, she's editing a video or film for the business she co-owns with her mom. She loves animals and has SIX pets! Everyday she tries to stay positive, inspired, and caffeinated.

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