So it is with growing up. We live each day preparing for the next day. Vocabulary places it all in the “future” tense. What we fail to realize is all the while we are focusing on what we are to do, we forget we are living it in the present.
Living in the future wears on our souls in the present. Another clear tactic of the enemy is the busyness of planning. We have gone too far ahead of ourselves.
With that in mind, they have their entire future ahead of them. Unless they are specialists in the production of daily planning, it won’t go at all as they believe it will. Not sounding negative here, life gets in the way of life.
Hopes and dreams line up our agendas.
Job hunting becomes a job.
Years of education embody the components of what we hope to become.
Isn’t that what we went to school for?
All those years of horrible classes, mystery meat for lunch and teachers/professors we would like to forget?
While our misery was foremost in our minds, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be educated. Leaving those memories to move on is the end of one season and the beginning of another.
Reality sets in and the loss of “mystery meat” or that 8am Biology class is the difference between understanding how good we had it and wishing we could do a re-run.
But the future has arrived. Going backwards is not an option. Facing the prospects of the unknown isn’t easy for anyone. The sheltered Graduate leaves years of a safe haven they didn’t know was a place of refuge to begin with.
The truth is we can make plans all day long, but if they don’t match up with God’s plan for our lives, any number of events can happen such as:
Jobs are scarce in general much less in the field studied.
Pay scale won’t feed a mouse much less a hungry graduate.
Moving out of home sets in motion a diversity of issues one never prepared for.
Many take jobs they hate or wind up living in Antarctica.
Within months of graduating you find out “mystery meat’ was really not all that bad opposed to starving.
All the education in the world, won’t advise a stubborn heart to seek God first for a future only he can ordain.
Proverbs 16:9 “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
Maybe the bullheaded, former student will learn that while cleaning toilets.
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