The Good Shepherd

When I was in high school, my teacher asked me what I aspired to do when I grew up. I wanted to make a lot of money, so I considered training to be an astronaut, a mechanic or an IT professional. The problem was, these careers were all my idea of success. They were good ideas, but not necessarily God’s idea.

Ten years later, I am praying every day that God will place his desires for me in my heart. I ask that He leads me and directs my path. I know I will never find fulfilment and meaning by chasing my dreams. The world tells me to do what makes me happy, but the problem is that what makes me truly happy is not what I want to do, but rather, what God wants me to do. I only find real purpose in God.

Psalm 23:1 says “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” This verse brings me peace because it reminds me to trust in God as he leads me on the path He set for me.