It’s hard to believe that I graduated from high school 12 years ago. Wow does that make me feel old!
It feels like it was just yesterday. It was such an exciting time!
13 years of school was about to come to an end. I felt like such an adult all dressed up in my cap and gown.
Isn’t it funny how much more life there is to be had after graduation? I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was just the beginning. Each year another chance to learn and grow into the person that God made me to be.
I remember thinking that I already had life figured out. And in the last 12 years, God has shown me that I, in fact, do not have it figured out. That I will constantly need His help to get through each and every trial and tribulation.
Sometimes, I wish that I could go back in time and tell myself things that I know now.
You know what though? I am thankful to look back over those years during my journey so far and see where God has been there helping me every step of the way. I see His mark in so many places and though I had no idea what I was doing, God did.
Max Lucado has a book for every season of life I have decided. He didn’t forget the graduates! I got the chance to check out Let the Journey Begin which makes a great gift for those who have just walked across that stage for their diploma.
It is chocked full of quotes, scriptures, inspirations, and encouragements for those setting out on a new journey. They are excerpts from Max Lucado’s other books that are so full of wisdom.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is, “You will never forgive anyone more than God has forgiven you.” So. good.
This is one of those books that makes for an easy devotional in the morning or just a quick pick me up when you need some direction. PERFECT for your graduate. I would have LOVED to get this book when I graduated.
Family Christian is a great place to pick this one up. Let The Journey Begin is $14.99 right now. You could get this as a graduation gift or even just as a little something to slip into their things as they pack up for college. A great reminder that God is with them everywhere they go.
Enjoy and God bless!
I was provided with a copy of Let the Journey Begin by Family Christian. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.