It is high school graduation season and people are celebrating the accomplishment of students graduating from school. During graduation gatherings you will often times hear people ask the graduates what they are planning to do after school. Many respond with what they plan to study in post high school curriculum, and people will continue to ask more pressing questions such as what do you plan to do with what you are studying which may be another 4 or 5 years away.
Graduation or any other milestone in life is just that, a point in time that marks a series of steps a person has taken toward something that has been completed. Let us keep in mind that depending on how closely you look at the time scale in someone’s life, each step in life could be considered a milestone as well. I’m not saying don’t celebrate the culmination of all the steps, but be mindful that many steps were needed to get you where you are at, and many more are needed to get you where where you are going.
This applies to everyone in each of our lives. We have all reached milestones and we are reaching for new milestones, but I caution those who lock on to a milestone they want or hear from the Lord that they will achieve without taking each step with Him. You may have a good idea where the Lord wants to take you, but don’t stop seeking Him to make sure you take each step with Him. I have often learned that the path I have created to get to the milestone God has shown me usually does not match His path. It is good to celebrate milestones and to seek milestones, but don’t get lost in the milestone itself. Seek the Lord in each step, every day, and you will arrive at the milestone He has established for your life.
“The LORD said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.’” Gen. 12:1
“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4