With every passing day come new tales of what life holds post-graduation. In a bid to find ease, we constantly seek several views and opinions of what life out there is allegedly like. Answers we find only present the world in two folds, good and bad. To this we are left with mixed emotions, unclear directions and greater confusion than when we even began the search. Using the narratives of others we draw further from the answers we seek.
Which brings me to say, while it is indeed great to soak up on the knowledge and experience of others, it’s also wise to draw from the source—God.Without missing a word, instead of asking men, What’s next? Ask God.
God has all the answers we seek. For he is not just our creator but also our friend. He is an ever-present help in our time of trouble (Psalm 46:1) and with him there is direction, clarity, certainty, stability, and, most importantly, peace. So draw close to him. Pick up your Bible and pray. Take your worries up to the throne of Grace. Bear your soul to him and listen carefully to what he has to say. Allow him to unveil his plans for your life. His intentions towards you are pure; build a lasting relationship with your creator and be intentional with him because, beyond knowing your next chapter, the keys of life lie in his hands.
Coupled with that, learn to be patient because God’s timing is not our timing. Remember, events and occurrences follow due processes to manifest into what we see and celebrate, so be ready to wait on God. Even though your answers don’t come instantly, know that your request is not on hold but rather, your testimony is being processed and is due to be delivered at the right time. So instead of worrying, constantly water the seeds of your testimonies with faith and thanksgiving.
With this, put in the work. Make an effort. Do not say I have prayed and gone to sleep. Be diligent in all you do, and lastly, do not compare yourself with anyone! You are on your own journey, forging your own path. Your progress in life will not come close to looking like somebody else’s. So be focused. Together with your creator, write your own story, and where you make mistakes, own them!
I sincerely wish you all the best, and I’m certain everything will fall into place as God has ordained it to. I can’t wait to see you at the top. Cheers!
By: Amun Mercy Ruth.