I think about the future a lot. It’s crazy for me to think about where I was a few years ago and where I am now. It’s not like anything I’ve ever expected. I saw on twitter a great quote from Bob Goff: “God often makes confetti out of our big plans for ourselves and uses it to celebrate His better plans for the world.”

I don’t know about you, but I love that. I don’t know about you but for me life has been pretty good so far. I have had some highs and lows. I recorded a video for our middle school service that airs this week talking about one of my lows and how our big God carried me through.

But when I think about where I came from, what God has done with me so far, it both amazes me and scares me. It scares me because I could easily blow it and get derailed. I want to see what God has in my future, and I know it’s going to be great. But I just know I’m going to mess it up if I’m left to my own devices.

It’s why wise decision making is so powerful. It’s why James 1:5 is one of my favorite promises. I don’t want to be derailed. I don’t want my selfish tendencies to get in my way.