Peer Pressure

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

pressuredDo you feel as though you’re on a continuous performance based roller coaster? Perhaps at your workplace, home, among your circle of friends or even at church, people expect you to have things all figured out. You may be so seasoned at pretending whereas, on the outside you have a very polished and well put together look but on the inside you feel like a hot mess.

In the fast pace world in which we live, it’s quite common to feel intense external pressure. If the truth be told, quite frequently we find ourselves putting unrealistic expectations on those around us as well. We demand nothing less than a well thought out strategic plan that has every variable that could possibly arise taken into account.

Many times what we fail to acknowledge is that we only have as much insight into the future as God so chooses to reveals to us. Generally speaking, there are times that God purposefully withholds segments of information from us. His heartbeat is to keep us in a posture where we’re fully relying on Him. As we’re in need of direction and guidance, it prompts us to lean in closer to Him.


Lord, thank You for illuminating my path and revealing Your strategic plan for my life, one step at a time. When others are demanding to know my future plans that You have yet to reveal to me, may I be able to confidently and boldly respond, “I don’t know what the future holds but I can walk in peace because I know the One who holds my bright future in the palm of His hands.”

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