I completed my compulsory one year of national service about two weeks ago and as the congratulatory messages came rolling in, so came this question “What next?”. I have heard it so much, I honestly don’t even know how to reply it.
For the most part, I had expected this question, but I honestly did not give it so much thought. If there’s one thing the year 2020 has taught me, it’s that plans can change at any time, it is so much better to be led by the spirit of God
As I thought and thought about the future, I began to worry. My prayer time was filled with so much anxiety and fear about what the future held. What if I never get to specialize in what I’m passionate about and change people’s lives for the better? Where are the funds for my dreams going to come from? As I contemplated these thoughts this afternoon, the Holy Spirit brought a simple yet profound verse to me, he said;
Omowunmi, he that keeps you will never sleep or slumber.
I hurriedly took my phone to search for which Psalm it was. It was Psalm 121; 4-5 which said;
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber or sleep. The Lord is your keeper, the Lord is your shade on your right hand. Psalm 121; 4-5 AMPC
Oh how calming were these words to my soul. As long as I am in Christ, I am kept. No matter what I think, I am kept, Jesus is continually watching over me and will bring everything he has said concerning my life to pass.
I remember shortly before leaving medical school, God gave me some promises about my life and also my career that I wrote down. I brought the book out and I recited these promises to myself one by one. I do not know how these plans will eventually happen, but I trust in the one who has told me it will because he’s got the whole wide world in his hands.