What’s next God?
I came to the Lord in that secret place during my quiet time today and asked Him as I prayed, “God, What is next? What is next for me to do in my life?”
I just got back from a medical missions trip to Uganda and finished my Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University and this was the first question that came to my mind. Even today, I asked myself this question: “God: What is next?”
~”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~Jeremiah 29:11, New International Version~
I am set to start my online classes with Liberty University for my 3rd Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am really excited!! Yet, I am also very anxious about what this part of my future holds. I have my 2nd Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and hope to earn this 3rd Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so that I can open up my own Children’s center (I’m not sure if it will be a counseling center for children, a school, or a school with a counseling center for children, but I am still praying about it as the Lord shows me).
I have hopes. I have dreams. I have goals and aspirations for the future.
I do not know what the future holds, but I trust in You God. I feel anxious, but I trust in You God. I worry about what others will think of me wanting to get a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree (this will also be my third Master’s degree), but I trust in You God.
~”Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”~Psalm 46:10, English Standard Version~
I had a dream. In this dream that I had a couple of years ago before I went on my short-term missions trip to Japan, I dreamed that I was pregnant. My good friend from church laid hands on my stomach and told me, “Be fruitful and multiply,” and kissed my pregnant stomach. I believe that this dream meant that I would, one day, open up my own children’s center, which is related to the children’s center that God put in my heart to open many years later.
~”Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”~Psalm 37:4, English Standard Version~
Even though I do not know what is next for my life, I believe that God wants me to cleave to His promise that I would open up my children’s center one day. I just have to hold fast to the promises of God and claim that this dream that God showed me would come to pass to, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
One day, this too shall pass. I just have to keep calm and keep pressing on, in the Name of Jesus Christ. This 3rd Master’s degree that I shall obtain is all a part of the great plan that God has for my future: for me to open up this children’s center. I just have to continue my focus on my Heavenly Father and everything else will fall into place.
~”Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9, New International Version~
Please keep me in prayer so that my focus is on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my Faith, during this season. God bless you!!
**Also, keep me in prayer as I am in the process of writing my first book and will be featured on WATC-TV Channel 57 (A Christian broadcast channel), on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Watch for me friends and God bless!!