Midweek Meditation: Why I’ve Been Dreading Graduation

Its only September and my mind is already in overdrive thinking about a day that’s still 8 months away: Graduation.

I know I’m not the only one. Graduation is a scary thing for any student. Just the thought of walking across that stage is both terrifying and insanely exciting all at the same time. But there are so many questions that I feel like I have to have answered by like, yesterday. What will I do? How do I find a job? Should I go back to school? Do I have to move back home?

They’re all legitimate questions… I simply don’t have answers to any of them right now. The future seems so far away and so very close at the same time.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” – Jeremiah 29:11

When I find myself stressing over all the “what-ifs” and the “maybes” I turn to the only think that I know to always be true, my Bible. There’s nothing more comforting than knowing that I don’t have to have everything figured out right this second, or even by next month. I don’t know what lies ahead, and I have no idea what my plans will be when I cross that stage on May 18th, but I do know that God has it all under control. If He was able to bring me to New York and to help me survive here this long, then He can figure out what’s next for me after graduation. I just have to trust that He’ll work things out in His own way.

Life’s a journey, and as long as I let Him take the wheel I can simply sit in the passenger’s seat and just enjoy the ride.

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries Today’s trouble is enough for today.” -Matthew 6:34

Is there anything that scares you about your future? If there is how have you been dealing with it?

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