Today’s sermon was about expectation versus reality. The reverend spoke about how Jesus’s disciples would think one way, and then Christ would tell them something totally new and different. He also talked about trusting in God, even if what we expect (when what we expect) will happen doesn’t come true. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are on the wrong path if what you planned for doesn’t come to be- it could just be that there is a different plan laid out for you. You just have to keep trusting in God and stick to your values.
I meditated on this as he was speaking. When I was six years old up until age seventeen, I KNEW that I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. I found myself completely lost once I came to the realization that I couldn’t stand the sight of blood.
What else could I do? I knew that I was meant for college. My thirst for knowledge was too great to think otherwise, but what else could I be, when my sure-fire plan proved impossible to carry out?
In my senior year of high school, I took one psychology course, and decided to major in Psychology. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, but I knew that I wanted to help people, in whatever I did. I almost switched to Social Work last semester, but I found that my heart wasn’t in it- too political. I’ll stick with Psychology, as it feels right. For now. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but when it comes, I’ll be as ready as I can be to greet it.