Remember when you were a kid and people would ask you that? If you’re like me, you thought being “grown up” was somewhere you arrived – like once we decided what we wanted to be, we were all set. We’d have it all together.
Ha! Now we’re grown up, and there’s so much we still don’t know, right?! We still have to make decisions every single day. It turns out we never “arrive” – we just keep having to decide what to do, what to be, which way to go, which option to take. Life is still full of decisions.
When you were younger, you probably took some aptitude tests to find out what you were good at and what vocation you might be suited for. You may have dreamed about “what you wanted to be” both personally and professionally.
But wait. God has a plan for your life! Wouldn’t it make more sense to seek the Creator of the plan, and then follow Him when making your decisions? Instead of asking, “What do I want to be?” maybe we should have been asking, “Lord, what do You want me to be?“