What do I do with my life now?

We have all been in that place…


“What direction do I go?”

“What am I supposed to follow?”

I was 19 and at the end of my rope with God and with myself. I felt empty, lost and alone. I was stuck in the place of “now what?”, searching for meaning for my life because I felt that God was distant and didn’t want to communicate with me. So I was searching for direction, meaning, and answers. Out of the blue a high school friend of mine called me up and told me about this missions thing he was doing where he got to go to different places in the world and serve God. He called it YWAM. He went on saying it was a place where he got to tell people about the reality of Christ and what Christ did for us, and that maybe I should think about doing a Discipleship Training School. It didn’t take me long to think about it.

God was answering my question of “now what?”

I was jumping at the opportunity to go, believing that if I went my question of “now what?” would be answered. Through seeking the answer to that question, I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, encounter different cultures, and eat strange food. But what I didn’t expect was that I would truly meet God. YWAM created an environment where knowing God was safe and highly encouraged. With a deeper understanding of who God is, I began to have my question answered. God gave me the verse Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “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.” God was answering my question of “now what?” with “follow me and you will see”. So I followed.

Now 2 ½ years later, I’m still following Him and along the way I’ve gotten to see all the things He  has done. I have been on outreaches overseas and around the States. I have seen people come to know Him for the first time. I have seen families restored because of the power of Christ. I have seen thousands of people encounter God in amazing times of worship. But most importantly, I have seen God show up time and time again to answer people’s question of “OK, now what?

He gives us answers, direction, and meaning.

If you are fresh out of high school and feel like you don’t have direction…

If you are working and feeling stuck and purposeless in life, no matter your age…

If you have a heart for missions and want a team experience in missions…

If you just want your questions answered…

Know that God is paying attention. He won’t leave you stuck. He will give you answers. Jeremiah 29:12 says, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” I understand now that God isn’t distant, He is listening to our questions, our frustrations, and our prayers. But the best part I have learned is that he responds. He gives us answers, direction, and meaning. So I implore you if you feel stuck, ask “now what?” because I bet you God will answer.

Interested in getting more direction for your own life? Consider doing a DTS with us!

Ready to make the jump.

At YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we are all about doing whatever it takes to know God and to make Him known, together! We’d love to help you make that next step in your global missions education. Apply now!

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