The future is scary. The future is the unknown and lets be honest, the unknown is scary. College is scary. “Where am I going to go? Who am I going to live with? Should I go here, should I go there? How am I going to afford this? What should I major in?” Ok i’ll stop, we get it, its scary. My goal at the end of this post is to alleviate some of these fears. But one thing we can all agree on is college is important.
I hear so many times “I want to go where God wants me”, now those are great intensions, but sometimes can leave you lost, confused and just waiting for an answer. But what if you aren’t taking the right approach, what if it isn’t about where you go, but something else. God isn’t concerned where you go, he’s concerned if you take him with you or not. There it is I said it… Now come on… you knew that, God follows you day and night, thick and thin, every time you’re scared, he’s right there with you, we know that. Let me just say it again with some emphasis “God isn’t concerned where you go, he’s concerned if you take him with you or not.” It’s not a matter of if he’s with you because we know he is, it’s a matter of if you remember that he’s with you.
Sometimes it will feel as if God is as far away as the home you left 700 miles and two weeks ago to come to college. Or the home you leave each day for the commute to classes. But God is there. You just have to look. Maybe in some unexpected places, maybe in some unexpected ways, and maybe in some pretty unexpected situations.
“Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”
The picture of a boat-dropping anchor is how the author of Hebrews is describing God in our lives. When a boat drops its anchor, it secures itself to a place from which it will not move. Whether in the midst of a storm, when a boat requires stabilizing from the elements of the sea, or in a calm harbor, when it simply needs to remain secure so it won’t go adrift, the well-being of the boat – and its occupants – is entrusted to the anchor. The same is true of God in our lives. No matter what the circumstance, God will keep us secure in Him. Just as a boat that is not firmly anchored is at the mercy of the sea, if we are not firmly anchored in Christ, then we will find ourselves adrift and at the mercy of the circumstances of life. Trust and remember that God is with you where ever you go. He is the anchor!
My prayer for you: is that you are anchored so deep that you can only drift so far.