Recently I had the priviledge of joining a friend from church & her family in celebrating her high school graduation!!! She truly exemplifies everything in this passage because even though I’m older, she is an example for me of so many things. 💖
As I looked around and saw those young faces, I couldn’t help but think of myself at that age. I remember how impressionable I was. Every word coming from someone’s mouth or attitude toward me, had a very deep impression on me. And many were meant to hurt me, and they did. For a long time I let other peoples judgements of me govern my thoughts and my emotions. Later on in my young adulthood, this lead to a deep depression, identity, & anxiety issues.
I praise the Lord for what He did in my life! But my point is, that if I had stayed close to God during those years, I would’ve avoided all the trouble I went through. My prayer for every single graduate, is that you stay close to God no matter what. The world will be harsh just the same to everyone, & it will try its very best to separate you from your first Love. But only with God will you be able to weather the storms, & reach your purpose! I pray that you let your identity be rooted in Jesus & nothing else, because everything in this world in temporary. We could be highly successful individuals but if we don’t have Jesus, we have nothing! 🙏🏻
So remember to surround yourself with good friends who truly love God so you encourage each other! (this is vital! Lol) And for the glory of God, you can make a big difference in the world! God has put dreams in you for a reason! God bless you & congratulations on your great achievement!! 🙌🏻💖💞🎉
♡ Ecclesiastes 12:1 >>>
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”–
♡ Psalm 92: 12-13 >>>
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
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