Moving past something can be a confusing and frustrating time in a person’s life. I just graduated a little over a week ago and I am already watching friendships that I thought would last, slip away. While this can be saddening I am excited for the new friends that I will make in college. There is this phrase that is often said revolving around friendships and high school and its that as you get older, or closer to being a senior your friend group becomes smaller. This was definitely true for me, and a lot of the people around me. For me this wasn’t really an issue, the people that were no longer in my life weren’t there for a good reason. But now I am beginning the feel friendships slip away that aren’t as easy to let go of. God sometimes places people in our lives for different reasons or different seasons. I think learning and accepting that keeps us moving a little smoother.
As I am getting older it has also occurred to me that “youth” group is quickly becoming a thing of the past. I am now searching for a young adults group or fellow Christian women to have bible study with. I loved my youth group, I don’t think there was any thing like it on Saturday night, with some Hillsong blasting. But throughout the years, as things do, it changed, and at this point I can tell that for me it is time to accept that and move on. It’s crazy how quickly time flies by, I still remember the first time I walked through those doors. So many memories that I will always hold close to my heart happened in that place. Youth group can be such an important part of a person’s life. Without it I don’t think I would be the person I am today. It’s a safe haven from school, home life, even just the harsh world.
Moving on from high school to college can really change a person’s mind set and perspective on life. For Christians this can occasionally be a time of questioning or when going astray happens. While many people blame it on the atmosphere of college, I know that a persons atmosphere can not change a person’s heart. It might sway them to think a different way or be influenced by things they weren’t before. But a relationship with Christ is an everyday choice just like every other relationship. You choose to read your Bible every day or to say no to a party because you know you will be influenced negatively. So remember to make it your choice to follow Jesus no matter what circumstance or situation you are put in.
While the future can sometimes be scary I am excited to see where God leads me. I know that He has great plans for all of us. Even though it has been difficult losing friends and transitioning from a high school set of mind to a college one I know that the Lord will always be there and provide.
Cling to what is good.