It’s graduation time! This has undoubtedly been a very strange year for students. But it is especially tough for the class of 2020. They worked so hard to complete the academic goals set before them. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they cannot have the celebrations usually accompany that accomplishment.
Looking beyond the disappointments of today, we know that these young adults have much ahead of them. The years to come will be marked by many failures, victories, disappointments and excitement. So our Life 90.5 listeners were happy to offer some advice for these young folks entering new seasons of life.
On air as well as social media last week, we asked our listeners “What is one piece of advice you would share with the class of 2020?” The many responses reflect such needed wisdom. You can read all the responses on Facebook and Instagram, but we selected some of the best tidbits to share with you below.
A few friends offer some valuable advice important to adopt at a young age…
- Audrey: Pay your bills on time and don’t take on more debt than you can pay. Once your credit is ruined it is very hard slow work to repair it.
- Janet: Put God first, and save 10% of your income!
- Charlotte: Be flexible, but stand on your firm foundation.
Several friends seek to uplift the class of 2020…
- Laurie: Even though this was a crazy senior year for your class, you are officially a part of history! Go out there and show the world that this didn’t break you, it empowered you!
- Carrie: It may not be a pandemic, but there will always be something to try to take your focus off of what is truly important. Don’t let that happen. God is good. All the time.
- Andrea: Life isn’t all about your graduation ceremony. Bummer you all missed it, but there’s so much more waiting for you!
- Melissa: Don’t let this set a tone for your life of what “ you missed out on” or what “you didn’t get”. Remember to be grateful for what you have and find the lesson you can take from it in each instance. This may have been your first big “adult” hurdle, but it will not be your last.
Others’ advice speaks to the life-changing importance of deepening your faith…
- Christopher: Trust in Jesus.
- Margaret: Keep your eyes on Jesus!
- Amy: Always remember that Jesus loves you!
- Barbie: God has a plan for you. You may not understand it now. But it’s far greater than anything you could’ve ever imagined.
Graduates of 2020, we know this year didn’t go anything like you had hoped. But it’s our prayer that soon you’ll see how “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
What one piece of advice would you like to add? Leave it in the comments!