This week I graduated college. This week I have also been particularly taken with a song by Zach Williams called, Fear Is a Liar. This song not only has a music video that will make you look down in an effort to hide misty eyes, but it's simple message is something that hits a tender spot in the human experience. While fear is something that we need in order to give us sound judgement about what it means to be safe, there are some moments when fear is one of the most confusing emotions humans have the ability to experience.
Being a young woman embarking on the post-grad journey comes with its fair share of fears... Do I have what it takes to be employable in a musical context or otherwise? What happens when I come back to the United States after my summer in Poland? Will I be able to find a job that I can both whole heartedly enjoy and sustain myself with? What about the relationships and routine of life that feels like it's taken four years to develop? What about my desire to continue to make music and perform, yet still needing to earn a living and contribute to society? All of these are valid questions, enough to raise doubts and cause fear as I (like most people) immediately jump to the worst case scenario. These next three months (and beyond) will take boldness, great faith, and trust that can only come from God as I take time to celebrate where I have been, but also continue to bring the future in prayer before Him and act accordingly.
In moments where life is hard, I want to let peace replace fear. I want to let moments of feeling inadequate be replaced by perfect love that casts all fear into the fire where it is no more. In moments where I am tempted to worry about the future, I want to remember that even the birds of the air are not unnoticed by God (Luke 12:22-32), so how much more will he take care of me in this next season of life called post-grad?
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