My youngest daughter is graduating high school this year, and we spend much time in prayer for her future and her decisions… that she will remain in God’s will and divine plan for her life.
The other day, I came across a verse that gave me much comfort concerning the matter, and I shared it with her.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13 (New Living Translation)
I love the way this translation reads. It makes so much sense.
God has given us the desires that began when we were just children… it might have been singing, dancing, art, crafts, flowers, building, cooking, making people laugh….
Whatever it was that brought us the most joy may have had the hidden key to our divine plan.
As long as our young people continue in their faith, seeking God and staying in communion with Him, then they can trust that the desire in their heart is planted there by God, and that He will give them the power to follow that dream.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (New Living Translation)