By Billy Graham • June 1, 2004
Yes, He most certainly does care about our future. If He loves us so much that He was willing to send His only Son into the world to die for our eternal salvation, don’t you suppose He also loves us enough to be concerned about where we will be in a year? Of course He does.
This is why the most important thing I can urge you to do is to seek God’s will for your life. God knows all about you; after all, He created you and put you here. He also gave you certain gifts and abilities and has given you the opportunity to sharpen them and use them.
How do you find God’s will for your life? First, begin by making the most important decision you will ever make–and that is to give your life to Jesus Christ. Then commit yourself and your future to God in prayer–not just once, but repeatedly. Ask Him to guide you and show you His will for your life. The Bible promises, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7).
As you seek God’s will, ask Him to help you put His will first in your life, instead of just your own wishes or desires. Ask Him also to help you discover the gifts He has given you (perhaps with the help of other people), and to open doors for you. The Bible’s promise is true: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart … and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).