Graduates – the World is Your Oyster!

Graduates – the World is Your Oyster!

May 20, 2020 0 By Donna Wuerch

You did it, Grads, and we’re so proud of you! I know it’s not a laughing matter because the pain is real, but this guy amused me with his sentiments about the graduation situation. The other photo here is of a virtual graduation where robots were used to represent the graduates. Can this be the Twilight Zone?

I’ve sent off dosh-loaded graduation cards to some of my beloved family members because — well, there won’t be graduations-as-usual. I’ve been entertained by the way some of you moms and dads are making sure your graduates are being applauded – signs in yards, drive-bys, photos, and expressions of love and support on social media. Congrats to all of you — graduates AND parents! It’s a great feat to have made it to this Rite of Passage even though all those 12 years (and more) have ended abruptly in a lack-luster way of celebrating you. But, the celebration isn’t the goal – the accomplishments, perseverance, tenacity, fortitude is what matters. So, well done! What a memory you’ll tell your kids about one day!

Of course, you were supposed to have had a BIG graduation party to kick-start your accomplishments. But, instead, you’ve already been introduced to the world of complexities and challenges. In the commencement speeches, you were supposed to have heard “the world is your oyster” as you embark on your adult life. Everything is open to you like the metaphor of an oyster that there’s a chance it has a pearl in it. I’m believing that you will find MANY pearls!

Here’s some GOOD NEWS — you’ve gained a head start on conquering. You’ve acquired a great start on mental toughness and being a winner and winners never quit and quitters never win. Go forth into this world declaring that “if God is for me, no one (or thing) can be against me!” (Romans 8:31) Run your race. You’re in it to win it – regardless of the way your graduation looked. I pray that all of you graduates pursue God’s will first and foremost — being a God-pursuer. Because as a God-pursurer, you’ll land right where God intends you to land.

To all Graduates and Dreamers – “Before you ever came into being, God called your name. He formed you with love and intricately designed every part of who you would become. You truly are made “in an amazing and wonderful way” (Psalm 139:14). You are here because God looked out over all of time and space and chose you for this generation right here — right now! There will never be another you or another opportunity to do what only you are chosen to complete.

So, go out there in boldness knowing that you don’t have to be like anyone else. You are chosen for one life — yours. And the wonderful news? Whatever God chooses for you to do, He has equipped you for it. Being chosen means that success is simply obedience and trusting God will do the rest. Being chosen means that you have God as your partner every step of the way. We’ll be cheering you on every step too! The best is yet to be for you and we can’t wait to see it unfold. Now show off that life by making it the best life it could ever be for God, others and YOU!

So, go out there in boldness knowing that you don’t have to be like anyone else. You are chosen for one life — yours. And the wonderful news? Whatever God chooses for you to do, He has equipped you for it. Being chosen means that success is simply obedience and trusting God will do the rest. Being chosen means that you have God as your partner every step of the way. We’ll be cheering you on every step too! The best is yet to be for you and we can’t wait to see it unfold. Now show off that life by making it the best life it could ever be for God, others and YOU!