I know that most of you are High School seniors, getting ready to graduate (if you haven’t already). As a matter of fact, I recently had a flash back to where you guys are right now.
Last week my older sister graduated from college, and to be honest, it freaked me out a little. The daunting thought of my graduation flushed over me as she walked the stage to receive her diploma. Of course, I was yelling/screaming/cheering for her as she walked, but I couldn’t shake the thought of my time here at Biola ending. It’s scary to think about the future because we don’t know what it holds. Sure, we can plan all we want, but there is so much uncertainty in the things to come that we will never actually be able depend on tomorrow. “Tomorrow” is a gift from God, and even when it does come, God is ultimately in control of all things.
I remembered that life worked out after I graduated high school, so why would I be fearful of the future if I’ve already experienced God’s faithfulness? The reason is that I'm human –– a flawed human being who struggles with giving trust to the Lord.
So here is my advice to you as you face graduation:
- Don’t be anxious. Instead, meditate on Luke 12:22-34
- Know who you are and what steps to take in order to give God room
What you believe about yourself is a reflection of the hope we have. Ask yourself these questions to evaluate who you are and where you are in life. This will help you make decisions about your future towards since these answers should reflect your priorities. God has given you these passions to use them for His glory. Answer and be honest with yourself. This is just for you. No need to give the “perfect Christian” answers.
1. What do I want most?
2. What do I think about most?
3. How do I use my money?
4. What do I do with my leisure time?
5. Who’s company do I enjoy?
6. Who and what do I admire?
7. What makes me laugh?
Understand who God made you to be so that you can glorify Him through all you do! Doing this “exersize” gave me a lot of peace of where God wants me. The future is daunting, but God has a plan to take care of you.
Blessins on Blessins,