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Lord willing, at the end of this year, I’ll graduate from college. If I’m being overdramatic, I sometimes feel like my entire life has led up to this, and I really cannot explain how happy I am for it to finally be done. But at the same time, I can’t help but think, “Now what?”

Obviously, I’ll get a job and all that; and of course, there’s other things in my life that have been more important to me than school. But this is the first time ever that everything ahead of me is unknown. Since I was a kid, I’ve had an exact timeline of milestones in my life that I could look forward to – get my license at 16, graduate high school at 18, finish college at 22. Now, I don’t really have a roadmap in front on me. 

But actually, there’s a lot of freedom in that, and it allows me to lean on God and His plans more. I could try to make another timeline for myself, and nothing is wrong with that, but I’m learning now that I shouldn’t chain myself to those kind of restrictions again. I have a wonderful opportunity to start off with a clean slate. I need to hold everything in the future with an open hand. 

This is something we all need to live by. God could have something completely out of the ordinary for us. We may be walking along unbothered and all of a sudden, there’s a fork in the road. I pray for all of our sakes, we always have the strength and discernment to choose His path.