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Weekly Devotional: Walking by Faith After Graduation

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Graduation season is here! Soon, many seniors will be walking across the stage and receiving the diplomas they have worked so hard for. But what about after graduation? What is next? We go through school since pre-K knowing that elementary is next, then middle school, then high school and then college. But what is after graduation?

That is the golden question.

Many times we feel like we are stumbling through the dark, just trying to find our way to the end. After graduation, it is as if the light at the end of the tunnel is too far away, and we are just running into walls and tripping over rocks.

But, God has a plan for us and it is more extravagant than we could even imagine. He knows each step we will take before we take them and what we will experience before we experience them. However, it would be nice if He could send us a heads up about what is to come or even just a little sneak peek.

Many times we only have a thirty second trailer knowledge of what’s to come. We know enough to get us going and the basis of what is happening, but other than that we are blind.

God, on the other hand, knows the whole movie. He knows the beginning, middle, end and all the plot twists in between. He knows the exact time we will fall and the moment we will get back up.

Why doesn’t He give us the whole movie, just a trailer? Well, if we knew the whole movie of our lives, would we want to go forward? Or would we ask to bypass a few of the hardships and take the easy route to get to where we want to go? Would we even like His plan at that moment, before we had even started the journey?

Most likely we would want to rewrite the entire script of our lives for God to what we wanted, which wouldn’t be in our best interest. God knows us better than anyone, and if we didn’t experience His path for us, we wouldn’t end up where He knows we would want to be.

God sees the whole puzzle put together, while we see only a little piece. The moment you graduate, start His plan by picking two pieces and putting them together and go from there.

Walk by faith, and see where God leads you. That may be to a new state, country, job, position, etc. Whatever it is, know that God loves you and has your best interest at heart.

Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Grand Canyon University is dedicated to trusting God in all circumstances. If you would like to learn more about GCU’s Christian identity and heritage or would like to read more devotionals, please visit our website and check out the GCU blog.

About Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lily Cooper is a sophomore at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in marketing. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the publishing industry. In her free time, you can find her updating her blog, keeping up with her Instagram aesthetic and water coloring in her Bible. She believes that anything can be solved with a Taylor Swift lyric.

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