It’s been just under 2 weeks since I, along with my classmates, switched over our tassels, threw our graduation caps up, and celebrated the wonderful things God was faithful to complete in our 2 years while being unplugged and set apart to seek His face. Well, real life hit pretty quickly after that moment was over. Packing the car to overload with all my belongings while struggling to release the embrace from the very people you grow to genuinely call your brother or sister. Proceeded to sit in traffic for hours, hunger pains, and of course the thought “Summit is over, now what?”
Summit is often called a “safe place” and I’m sure they’re many reasons it has been given such title; but for me personally, it was safe because I knew I was in the will of God. Consequently well aware there was a door to walk into by faith for 2 years and another door to exit by faith.
Almost immediately I began to question my walk with the Lord after exiting the gates. The thought “Am I no longer safe? How are my classmates doing?”
Folks, the heat gets real out here. As some of my classmates would say “the furnace ain’t no joke” but I have found one thing to be true; the Lord’s promises never fade or melt away. In Psalms 12:6 it says : The Lord’s promises are pure,
like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
Our journey is one of faith. God chooses at times to give us a promise without the details. We can’t get to the end without a process. As silver is refined in the furnace, our faith is tested as well.
We are aware that God has already won the victory for us and is a God who answers prayer. So whether it’s a scorching, sunny day on the mountaintop or a cold, rainy evening in the valley He remains the same – a good, good, Father.
Stay encouraged and don’t skip the process!
-Emmy, Class of 2016