Graduation is a distinct transition time, which presently causes me to remember what it was like last time I graduated. When I graduated from my undergraduate studies in 2009, I discovered a song by a favorite singer/songwriter of mine named Missy Higgins. This song is a great expression of what I am currently experiencing (lyrics here):
In the midst of my "I do not know" is my relationship with the only God who is all knowing; with the only God who called me into the current life I am living and who alone empowers me to live it. I am on the brink of experiencing a new level of challenges, joys, anxieties, and trust in this relationship with the living God. I sense that one of the keys to this season of life is the fact that my life is not my own. This is a blessing, not a curse, for I am never alone. This also means the destruction of anything other than Jesus that gives me a false sense of control or security over my life. Two Scripture passages come to mind as I write this:
"Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands...Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting the Lord." -Psalm 112:1, 6-7
"A man's heart plans his way,
but the Lord determines his steps."
- Proverbs 16:9
As many other Christians who are in similar types of transition, Abraham is a beautiful model for me in this season as well:
"By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went out to a place he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he was going." Hebrews 11:8
Because Christ has called and empowers me daily, it is right to dream with Him and stand firmly not on what I know about the future, but stand firmly on the fact that I am a dearly loved child of God. This is what life is about and each season of life is simply a different manifestation of this reality.
Savior, please pilot me (lyrics here):