Seeking wisdom to know what is the best path for us to take can take a long time, can be frustrating, can be complex when you get mixed signals or a variety of suggestions, and can take a toll on the body physically and emotionally. How do we know we are following God’s plan for us? How do we know we are making the correct decisions?
Since my physical pain hasn’t decreased I have been thinking and praying on what God could possibly be calling me to do. First, I had to take an assessment of myself, of what I am able and unable to do. I can no longer do the types of jobs I have worked for the past 18 years since they would involve standing constantly. Then I had to dig deep down inside me to figure out what I enjoy, love to do, and have a passion for that I would like to have as a career. Third, I had to make sure my plan is feasible.
After thinking and praying lots and lots I have decided that I want and need to go back to college. I have decided that I want to major in journalism and theology. I have a number of credits already so depending on whether I attend school full-time or part-time it should only take me at most 2 years to finish my degree.
Now I have to apply to colleges. I have two in mind – Duquesne University and Franciscan University. Duquesne is much closer but I’m not sure how many of my credits they will accept. Franciscan is about 45 minutes to an hour from where I live but I would only have to commute their 2 or 3 times a week. Plus, most if not all of my credits would be accepted there. I already have an associate degree and additional credits from Franciscan. I am going to apply to both and see what happens. It’s in God’s hands.
In praying to the Father, Son, and Holy spirit for guidance God sent me to this scripture passage:
Wisdom 7: 7-12
Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me;
And deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
Because all gold, in view of her, is a bit of sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
Beyond health and beauty I loved her,
And I chose to have her rather than the light,
and countless riches at her hands;
I rejoiced in them all, because Wisdom is their leader,