Accomplishment and uncertainty are two words that aren't often paired together but put them in the same sentence as college graduation and suddenly they seem to go hand in hand. The feeling of having completed your college career with success but not knowing what comes next leaves many college students confused, scared, and lost. You're about to enter a season of life filled with uncertainty, and often, without a plan for what comes next. But in the midst of the uncertainty, there is a certainty - God has a plan for you. Even if you don't believe it, even when you can't see it, there's a plan in place, there is a future. Here are 11 Bible verses to remind you of that.
The lack of motivation towards the end of the semester is normal. You are mentally and physically tired, but you are almost at the end. Don’t stop walking down the perfect path I have for you. When you’re going along and you come upon a speedbump, I want you to go over it and keep driving. The paper you have to write and the test you have to study for are just small speedbumps I have given you to make you wiser. You can write that paper and you can gain motivation to study for that test. I am here to give you strength, and am here to open up your mind and give you motivation.
You are so loved. You have such a beautiful mind. The light of Jesus shines through your eyes and your smile brings comfort to the world. There’ll be times you feel like you’re carrying a heavy load. There’ll be times you feel like the task I have given you is impossible to perform. But remember this: I would never put anything upon your shoulders that you cannot carry. If I put you in a certain situation, it’s because I know you are strong enough to go through it.
When you feel like crying, cry to me. When you feel like a failure, remember how much I love you. You are not a failure and you are not going to give up. I will hold your hand through every second of your life. I will seek your heart through your darkest moments. I see you, I see your heart, and I see your burdens. And remember that I have your heart which means I also have your burdens. Follow my footsteps and you will be free from the doubt. Remember Mark 4:40-41: “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” I have the power to calm any storm and wave. I have the power to calm YOUR storms and waves. Set your doubt, anger, and tiredness in my hands and simply be patient.
Romans 8:14-15 says,“For those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God. The spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again, rather the spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.” Nothing can separate you from my love. Not even your lack of motivation. You have no motivation because you do not feel good enough. You are more than good enough. You were perfectly made by me and when I look down at you, I think of how proud I am of your heart.
Throughout the last few weeks of this semester, you will stumble upon speedbumps. But hold the hand of my son Jesus and you will be able to go over that speedbump with ease. Go write that paper, go study for that test, and go get an A in that class. I know you can because I have given you power.
As graduation comes sooner than any of us anticipated, it's easy to feel a rush of emotions. Despite the sadness of leaving the place you called home for the past four years and the anxiety of going out into the world to do whatever it is you are meant to do, I think we can all agree on one emotion that is definitely the most predominant: excitement.
We've worked our butts off to get to where we are today. We are finally going to get that piece of paper that opens endless doors for us. I think it's safe to say we're all feeling about as cocky as the founding father on the $10 bill.
Here are 10 lyrics from the Hamilton musical that any college grad should use as an Instagram caption to toot their own horn as loud as good ol' Alexander himself.
1. "There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait, just you wait."
2. "With every word I drop knowledge."
3. "All I have's my honor, a tolerance for pain, a couple of college credits and my top-notch brain."
4. "No one has more resilience or matches my practical tactical brilliance."
Guns and Ships
5. "I'm young, scrappy, and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot."
6. "History has its eyes on me."
History Has Its Eyes On You
7. "Sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder."
Cabinet Battle #1
8. "How to account for his rise to the top? Maaan the man is non-stop!"
9. "I probably shouldn't brag, but dang, I amaze and astonish."
10. "Raise a glass to freedom."
Story of Tonight
Now go forth and create fire graduation posts!