“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” Sherlock Holmes in THE SIGN OF THE FOUR” Conan Doyle
Today, for whatever reason, Sherlock Holmes is being celebrated. I love these obscure holidays. They often provide fodder for blogging when I run out of ideas. The quote above is really useful at this time of year as young men and women receive their diplomas and take the next step in their education or vocation.
The graduate faces many challenges when they move the tassel from one side to the other. Their future is unknown. They may be looking at at least four more years of education. They possibly are thinking of getting into the work force right away. Some are considering a military career. Those are all difficult decisions, requiring clear thinking and direction.
One of the best ways to get rid of the weight of all that baggage is to turn it over to the Lord. He’s already invited us to do so. He’s willing to carry the load. He’s promised to do so. It is His greatest desire is to be part of your decisions and your partner throughout life.
Sherlock Holmes got it right when he said to get rid of all the improbable things and focus on the possibilties. That will lead to the truth. God also talks about getting rid of the negative thinking and the impossible and replacing it with truth. The truth can be found in His Word.
To the graduate – When you begin any task, if it is done with the Lord, it will be blessed. Maybe not as you expect it to be, but according to His will, because He knows what’s best for you. When anxious moments fill your mind, when you are unsure about the future, get rid of the improbable and focus on the possible, for all things are possible with God.
The future is unsure, but God isn’t. Remember, He is in control of all things – even your future.
Psalm 94:19 ESV “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.