Looking at life after college now that I am “officially” a graduate can be sometimes overwhelming. With my college years complete and all the potential ahead of me, there seems to be only one question that I find is resounding in my head. Many of us find ourselves asking “where will I find a job? What do I do now? Do I go back to school? ” With all of these potential questions that would seem very normal for a fresh college graduate to have I seem to find myself asking quite another question that many of us have not yet considered to ask. It is a very important question to consider and I felt it necessary to discuss. “Where will you have me go God and How do You want me to accomplish this?”
Many times when we look at our lives we forget to ask God where He would have us go. It all goes back to Him. He is our Creator and it is His master plan that we are to accomplish in our lives. Though following God’s plan for our lives can be difficult at times, ultimately it is in His will that we find true happiness and true satisfaction.
Where does God want to take you in life? Many times we don’t find the answer to that question simply because we don’t ask, or sometimes because we choose to ignore it. Don’t always look for the job with the best pay or the easiest future. Sometimes God’s plan is for us to take the path less traveled and embark on an adventure that only He can take us through.
Sometimes God’s plan for our lives is for us to go through a difficult time or a “trial” of sort. We as Christians must remember to look at these difficult times as opportunities for God to teach us something or maybe for God to reveal to us something in our lives that we have yet to see. Its through those difficult times that we are given the opportunity to grow. This comes down to faith. God revealed a very simple quote to me the other day and I feel it was a great one to share; ” Faith, like patience, can only be grown in circumstances that require it, but its well worth it in the end. Watch God’s plan unfold and you will see Christ shine through.
Take a look at many of our great leaders. Paul’s life was not an easy one but it is one in which God was glorified. And at every difficult point Paul took it onto himself as a growth opportunity. Paul looked to God for strength and pushed on no matter the cost. And the same could be said about many of our leaders today such as Billy Graham.
We all have a HUGE amount of potential for our lives in what we can accomplish. And that potential increases astronomically when we choose to follow God and honor Him with every step.
So to the many recent graduates, and those soon to be, I would like to challenge you to ask that same question. Where does God want to take you in life? What can you accomplish? For God said in Romans 8:28-36
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long”
Take the challenge and be a Earth shaker and a world changer. Let go and Let God!