my place in the world

as a new grad, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you should do. growing up, it felt like there was always somewhere to go – after elementary school, there’s high school, then university…but after that, the world really is your oyster. perhaps my world has given me not just an oyster, but a whole seafood buffet…there are so many things i want to do, and it stirs up a lot of short-lived excitement. but at the end of the day, my heart wants to settle down and commit to something that really matters. i don’t want to be overwhelmed, but sometimes i feel like i need to be that person who makes change happen. the past little while, it really seemed as if those changes were so much bigger than me.

but then, i step back, and i am reminded that my life on earth is not measured by how much money i make, how many issues i stand behind, or how many people know who i am. i am reassured knowing that i am loved by God. and in response to those feelings i have, as it says in 2 corinthians, “therefore we do not lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” i need to fix my eyes on Jesus.


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