Q: I’m getting panicky, because by the time you get this I’ll be out of college with no prospects for a job in my major. Is God getting back at me because I goofed off and didn’t get decent grades? – A.K.
A: You may be paying a price for your failure to work as hard as you should have, but you alone are responsible for this; don’t blame it on God! Job declared, “If it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone” (Job 19:4).
But don’t conclude that God has given up on you, or that he doesn’t care what is happening to you, because the opposite is the case. In fact, God may have let disappointment (and even fear of the future) come into your life so you’ll realize how much you need him, and will turn to him. God knows all about you, and he loves you and knows what is best for you.
This is why the most important step you can take right now is to confess your sins and failures to God, and turn your life over to Jesus Christ. So far you’ve been running your own life, seldom thinking about God or seeking his will. Why stay on that dead-end road any longer? Instead, ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and redirect your path, and he will.
Then ask God to show you the next step you need to take. It may be further education; it may be a temporary job; it may be renewed efforts to find a position in your major. In addition, ask him to guide you to a church where God’s word is taught and you can grow stronger in your faith. The Psalmist prayed, “For the sake of your name lead and guide me” (Psalm 31:3).
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