Stepping off to college is one of the biggest changes in my life. It is an environmental change, a group of friends change, a state of mind change and a new experience-type of change. But with all the CHANGES, how good it is to know, God will NEVER change. He’s been with me throughout the whole process of choosing a major, finding a school and he was the Hand who worked out all the BIG and little details of admissions. He’s with me now as I continue through this step in the journey, and He will be with me no matter what else CHANGES.
Isn’t it wonderful that the God who created me and loves me will keep His promises to me? Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, so He does not LIE. He is not human, so He does not CHANGE HIS MIND.” That is guaranteed assurance that He will always be there for me. And in Hebrews 13:8, Christ says, “I am the same yesterday, today, and forever, even until the ends of the earth.” If promises were meant to be broken, they would be lies. And the God of this galaxy, in all HIS GLORIOUS MAJESTY, can NOT lie.
So moving forward means forgetting past offenses of others and seeing Christ in the BIGGER PICTURE. It means forgiving others, even before they ask & regardless of if they EVER ask!! It means admitting that I won’t understand every class, or agree with every theory, or like every professor or classmate. Moving forward is actually work; a constant STRIVING to obtain perfection in Christ. It is not simply “looking” towards a goal, or “hoping” I’ll make it there. It is an effort. But I know that “I can do ALL things through Christ who gives ME strength.” (Philippians 4:13) And when I lean on Him, I know that I will only come through more situations to come to more blessings.
So if EVER there was a chance for me to shine for CHRIST, its NOW!! So I won’t be quick to judge people, because that’s not my job anyway. [DENY THE OLD SELF] I must be quick to forgive when wronged and quicker to love as Christ loved, drawing strength from my Heavenly Father who’s bond to me & my heart is so indestructible. I will let CHRIST set my path, because HIS WAY is infinitely more worthwhile and fulfilling than any mere IDEA my human mind could create!
Thus, kicking aside any anxiousness and worries, and embracing anticipation and the calmness of The Lamb, staying always thoroughly doused in prayer, I know this new experience will be a change, yes. But a change to better my relationship with Christ and an opportunity to take a BOLD step towards a FABULOUS destination. Always daring to be Different, yet desiring to be HOLY.
TO THE KING!!