Boast This

It’s 2020 now, and what would be my spring semester if I was in college again. It’s hard to believe that it’ll be two years this coming May since I graduated from college. I remember going to the career fair, being awkward but having all the necessities: a resume that had been reviewed dozens of times, special business cards made by my college and the look which includes a pant suit, straight freshly washed hair…

It also reminds me of this guy who I was not fond of at all, and still am not, if I’m honest. Career fair always reminds me of this guy who, at every turn, made the conversation about him and his accomplishments. We could be talking about an assignment for our class and he brings up feeding kids in another country. Why? It was day of or day before career fair and I had just had my resume reviewed, not once, but like at least twice, most likely more. I even had the pros review it!! Anyway, I’m in the computer lab making some corrections and working on something else. He plops down beside me and asked if he could see my resume, I’m like knock yourself out. I looked at his – which I didn’t like the layout, not pleasing to the eye, but I’m no expert or anything. I’m there chilling and he’s critiquing my resume more than the pros I just visited. He basically said that I didn’t have enough work experience, I needed more volunteering and better grades. Right after those comments, he told me about all he had accomplished in his short life in a very rehearsed manner, might I add. *deep breaths* I was not happy to say the least. I stormed out of the computer lab, taking my resume with me and never returned his messages.

I think what really irked me in those moments was when he was talking about all his mission work and his help with a church in town. It just really grinded my gears that someone who boasts about volunteer work and personal accomplishments can say all that without ever giving credit where it belongs – to God.

If we’re going to boast about something, why not boast about God? He allows everything we see and do to be possible.

I’ve felt God’s provision in life on a personal level so many times. I wouldn’t have the life and ability to write this blog up without God’s grace and love all the times I really needed it.

This moment in college sticks with me, but it’s always a reminder for me to boast in a Godly way.

Understand, therefore, that the Lord you God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

2 Timothy 2:13

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Lamentations 3:22-23

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