Life after college. You couldn’t wait to get here right? But after being in school for four years and building a life of comfortability you think “How do I just leave this place?” Even when you already know where you’re going. Or maybe you’re still figuring it out, but you know you’re going.
A friend reminded me of our charge in Matthew 28:16-20 “Go and make disciples (followers of Christ) of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father…” We’re only on this earth for a blink of eternity. Yes, family is important. Yes, you’ll miss your friends but what about the people waiting for your arrival? Something I learned on a spring break mission trip is “there is somebody who will not know the Gospel until YOU tell them.”
So God has placed crazy, irrational dreams within you that seem unachievable? Good. Buckle up for your Trusting God 101 class.
Your dreams ought to be so big that you need God to get you there.
Since junior high quote I’ve always kept in mind is “you will always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
I picked Denver. Not New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles with dreams of making it big but good old, freezing cold in the winter Colorado with an “idealist” view that I could change at least one child’s destiny in 10 months. Eventually, I became a realist along the way but that’s a story for another time.
I’m trying to make God famous. We only get approximately 25,000-28,000 days to do this. And since I didn’t really start living for the King until I was 19 I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. You might be older or younger but there’s still time to choose.
What I’m believing God for right now is my college debt to be erased in 10 years. I’ll eat ramen if that’s what it takes.
- Opportunities after I finish my 10 months of the program I’ll be starting next month (check.)
- A new church home and community group for spiritual development (progressing.)
- A great roommate situation (LOL…my dog loves me so much.)
- Perseverance as I move to a city with no family (in process.)
God has already already promised countless times that we are not in this alone and we have no reason to be fearful of what the future holds.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. -Deuteronomy 31:8
He knows exactly how the story ends and fear won’t help you get there.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
How can I pray for what you’re believing for?
P.S. I wrote this post on June 24, 2013 and it’s taken me until December 3, 2014 to post it. I’m still struggling to be vulnerable and fearless but I’ll get there and so will you. Lord, I declare that I am walking away fearlessly, walking away from EVERYTHING that is of no benefit to the purpose for which God created me. I place my trust in Your hands. Amen.