Worry-free decision-making

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Trending - August 15, 2017

Last summer, when I arrived at summer camp, I had no idea where I would be going once camp ended. I couldn’t figure out if I should return home or try a new school in a new state—one my parents had suggested.

During the first few days of camp, all I could think about was “I.” I thought about how “want to keep playing year-round softball,” and how “I want to go home and attend school with my friends.” I had a specific outline for my life in mind, and I refused to consider anything besides that plan. I felt angry and confused and was awake every night worrying about where I should go.

One night, while I was talking to my counselor about needing to make a decision—and fast—she shared a passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures with me that says, “When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 254). I realized that if I wanted to figure out a way forward, I had to stop thinking about myself so much and listen for right ideas from God. 

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