Commencement is in 80 days. Graduation is becoming a reality. I, along with others in my situation, are applying for jobs. We are networking. We are trying to figure out our futures. Most of all, we are trying to hide all the stress we are under.
We aren't just under stress to find a job though. We are finishing up our degrees, doing internships, constructing our portfolios, perfecting resumes, and so on. We are also spending time with close friends due to the fact that we won't have much time being this close to them. We are getting our priorities straight most of all.
Looking back over my college career, I have been more carefree in the past than I am now. However, I am at peace more now than I was then. I'm spending time studying God's Word. I'm reading books such as "God Loves Ugly," and learning more about who I am as a person.
Matthew 6:34 says, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." I see so many people filled with worry about what is going to happen, the uncertainty of it all. I am thankful that God has given me this peace in this transitioning period of my life.
Most of what I'm thankful for are the friends he has blessed me with during this time. They are praying for me, encouraging me, and reminding me that in everything God has a plan and a purpose for His children.
"'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.