The Future is Scary.

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^^I don’t even watch Star Wars but I had to put this in here

If you’re in high school, you’ve probably been hit in the face with a lot of reality recently – like me. As soon as freshman year starts, it’s like there’s a magic button that gets pushed and everyone suddenly becomes extremely inquisitive about your f U t U r E. They begin bombarding you with questions like: “What college do you want to go to?” “What do you want to study?” “What’s your GPA?” “Are you taking the ACT or SAT anytime soon?” These questions (and others like them) will all eventually lead to The Big Question™, which is: “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?!”

And that’s scary.

I’m a sophomore, and I’m finding that the farther I get into high school, the more people seem to enjoy overwhelming me with questions about my future. It kinda freaks me out, because I don’t know the answers to most of them. I feel like people expect me to have my whole life planned out from now until the day I die.

But I don’t, and it’s scary. I mean right now, I’m just trying to get my driver’s license and save up some money – not plan out my entire career (which, by the way, I have no idea what I want to do, soooo…yeah. That’s helpful).

It’s hard to focus on my present when so many people are asking about my future. I want to enjoy my time in high school and do fun things while I’m still young (cause I’ve heard from multiple sources that ya tend to get old pretty fast – yikes), but it’s difficult. It feels like almost everywhere I go, there is someone asking me about my future. But the thing is, I’m still asking myself (and God of course) about my future.

Not gonna lie, fully trusting God with my future is a struggle. I pray for Him to open doors and show me where I should go, but I don’t exactly know when that’s gonna happen. I reeeaaallllyyyy want to know where I’m going, but I don’t. I’m in the backseat of my own life, trying to trust The Driver and His timing. It can be hard – really hard – but I’m doing my best, and that’s better than not trying at all.

Making decisions about the future is tough, especially when the future is still unknown to you. To be honest, I’m afraid of looking back at my life in a few years time and regretting a major decision I had to make. I have to remind myself every day that even though the future is unclear to me, it’s crystal clear to God. If I surrender it all to Him, He’ll open doors and lead me down the path I’m supposed to be on. That’s something I’m trying hard to work on.

But it’s still scary.

Can you relate? Let’s chat in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

17 thoughts on “The Future is Scary.”

  1. I know that God will direct your path. I know it’s frustrating when you don’t have an answer for people. However, you don’t have to have it all figured out. It will all come in due time. God will take you on an amazing journey. May God bless you in all that you do both in the present and the future, whatever that happens to be. :)

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  2. I feel like this a lot. Like, how am I supposed to plan out 4+ years of college, and a job and all, when I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow? And then, whenever I have some sort of idea, one of my parents shoots it down. Like, at this point I honestly don’t even want to go to college, but everyone tells me that I’m screwed if I don’t.
    Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little rant.

    I keep thinking of the song Call You Mine by Bebe Rexha. There’s a line that goes
    “You said, “Hey, whatcha doing for the rest of your life?”
    And I said, “I don’t even know what I’m doing tonight”

    I relate to that lyric a lot.

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  3. Great thoughts! You are on the right track. Keep smiling, learning and growing. In time, God will show you the way.

    Romans 8:28
    Jeremiah 29:11
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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  4. This is exactly how I feel! I have to remind myself to be patient with relatives and friends who keep asking me what my plans are, because it’s very annoying. XD Partly because what I’d most like to do, get married and raise a family, is neither something I can really make happen or something that’s thought highy of by society. :/

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  5. This is so relatable! I have no idea in what direction my future will take me and that seems to get people asking me more what do I want to do when I have absolutely no idea 😂 What will be will be ✨ Great post! 💕

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  6. I can totally relate. It is sometimes hard because I don’t know what the future may hold! I never know what may come, regarding school, family, friendships, blogging, etc. However, God is still in control. He knows what is best and what will happen. That is why we must continue to trust Him. Even though it is a struggle!

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  7. girl can i relate; that seems to be everyone’s favorite question to ask me right now; all these big decisions seem so terrifying and exciting at the same time but all I can do right now is make the best of it and trust God with my future. :)

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