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Shake those useless graduation nerves off

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

As the end of the semester comes to an end, some who are graduating might not know what to do or where to go next. Nerves start to kick in and the pressure of figuring out the next step becomes a challenge. Although some may already have it figured out, that’s not the case for many, and that is OK. 

Everyone is different and must not look at others and compare. There are about 8 billion people on this planet, and every single one of them is different, with different plans and paths that only God knows what and who they are.  

In Jeremiah chapter 29, Jeremiah wrote a letter to the captives of Babylon, spreading the message that God told him to tell the captives; a message of hope and a future. There is a hope and a future for every single one of us. We do not know what it is, and we must not worry. Jeremiah 29:12 says, “In those days when you pray, I will listen.” In the days of worry, frustration and restlessness, pray and he will listen. Trust in him. Trust that his plans of a good future will reveal itself in time. 

Many people fall in the fear of having a Godless life. They get stuck in the mindset that nothing is going as planned and get discouraged. They fall into a darkness full of worldly distractions that have an influence of taking on a path of sinful natures. There are times when everyone goes through those tough times and falls into darkness, but you are not alone. 

The hard times can take over the mind and cause us to lose the sight of what we have faith in. Do not let the discouragement of something that does not go as planned get to you. Come out from that darkness and be renewed by what you overcame while in that darkness and use that as a strength to keep moving forward in your faithfulness in God. There is reason why plans fail — because there is a better one out there. 

If you are stuck and don’t know what to do, ask God what he wants you to do. Ask God where he wants you to be and where he wants you to go. If you feel like the decision between whether to move away from home and staying home for school brings you confusion, ask God what to do. God will give you the answer in some way. You might feel it in your heart, he might give you little signs here and there, but he will show you the answer. 

Jeremiah 29:13-14 says, “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you. I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” Whatever path you feel like is the path you are supposed to take, take it. Don’t worry about how far it is away from your home. Where ever you go, you are home because God is always with you.  

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