College is busy. Really busy. And if I allow it to be, college can also be chaotic. Assignments, meetings, shifts, and exams attack rapid-fire for the entire duration of each semester, and it’s so easy to be swept up in the rush and scarcely take time to breathe. Some days, I’ll look around and realize, “It’s 3:30 in the afternoon and I haven’t even had the time to sit down one time today.” But amidst the whirlwind pace of a college senior’s life, I can look back and see moments when time seems to slow down, and each second feels sweet and bright. When I break out of the monotony and catch a truly beautiful moment, the rest of the rush doesn’t feel quite as important.
I understand that anyone who happens to subscribe via email to my blog or who simply stumbles across my posts does not use this blog as a main method of keeping up with my life. However, I am going to make a post that is not a rant or a deep, elaborate thought. I just want to detail some of the biggest blessings that have come so far with returning to Liberty University for my senior year of college – because I am truly blessed. I do not intend to brag or show off the great opportunities I have been given – because they are not because of me, about me, or for the purpose of glorifying me. I am an undeserving wretch who has been not only redeemed, but given the opportunity to live an abundant, full life serving my Redeemer. This is how I am living a full, joyful, and impacting life in the year 2013.
I have a dorm. I have roommates. I have a meal plan and a tuition payment plan. I’m registered for seven classes. I have applied for work study. I have my textbook list. And I will soon have my plane tickets.
This chapter of my life that is set in Utah is quickly coming to an end, and before I know it, the page will turn and I will be faced with something completely new. A page full of words I haven’t read yet. I find there to be so much promise and anticipation.
No turning back now. Here goes nothin’.
What kind of future English major utterly fails the AP English exam?
What kind of future teacher gets a shaky voice when speaking to more than a few people?
What kind of future youth worker is denied by a national youth camp?
The kind that God wants to use in awesome and surprising ways… and the kind whose future biography is going to have a great introduction.