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Job Requirements.


2012
04.21

Hello out there!!

I hope that everything is going completely swell for you. In my last blog I talked about being asked to be an RA next year. Now I would like to share what all that entails in Christian Colleges.

1. A lot of prayer.

Praying for the people in your section and for wisdom is a necessity at any college. However, we are really encouraged by the school to be praying with the people in our sections. There’s no better way to build relationships with people than to talk to God together.

2. Weekly Devotions.

Once a week my section will be getting together to be in the Word and to share what’s on everyone’s heart. Again, there is no better way to acquire unity than making God the center.

3. Encourage.

This is one of my favorite parts, because I just love being there for people. Honestly, we all need someone to bring us chocolate sometimes and remind us how awesome we are.

4. Being a Servant.

I had a friend tell me yesterday “the best leaders are the best servants.” Ahh, isn’t that so true? I mean, no one wants to be ruled over and bossed around. People love and respect those who love and respect. Jesus set this example for us when He washed the disciples feet.

5. Setting the Example.

….yeah…it’s a bummer. No one likes a hypocrite. So, that means being responsible, speaking with love and most importantly, having the fruits of the Spirit. This is an area where God is going to have to do some serious work in Me.

6. Be Willing to be Inconvenienced.

This is another one that is going to be extremely difficult. I hate being thrown off of my to-do list. I get grumpy when I’m interrupted when doing my homework, or even just watching a show. However, if I’m not willing to set those things aside, I’m likely to miss out on so much that God could be doing.

7. Yielding to the Holy Spirit.

It’s not I who live, but Christ who lives in me. The girls in my section don’t want me to tell them what to do. They need to see Christ in me and the fruits of the Spirit. Daily I will have to be completely giving Him everything.

There’s more responsibilities that go along with being an RA such as keeping the girls out of trouble (than beating them with a stick when they do), enforcing quite hours, doing room checks, going to meetings, being at most of the schools social events and all that good stuff. All of those things though aren’t even close to important compared to the things I listed above.

Next year is going to be challenging for sure, but God has called me to step it up and I’m super duper excited to see how He grows me through this experience.

P.S. I was kidding about the beating them with a stick part.

 

 

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Game Changer.


2012
04.15

Have you ever been completely dumbfounded about how much God can change your plans? It’s a good thing He does too, because He’s so much smarter than us. It also keeps us humble. When we’re believers than we can have confidence that Christ has the best possible path for us to take-a path that will glorify Him. “He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness, For His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3 Ah, that’s so comforting.

I’m sharing this with you, because God recently threw a game changer at me. I was asked to be an RA next year. Ahhhhhh. Yeah, I freaked out. After praying about it, I realized that God was giving me an opportunity to grow. Don’t get me wrong, I’m scared out of my mind still, but I have peace. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 I don’t live…I am dead!!! (Thank goodness.) Christ lives for me and all I have to do is be yielded to His Spirit.

I wasn’t planning on coming back next year. I wasn’t planning to be an RA. I wasn’t planning to be stretched or freaked out, but God was. He knows everything about me before I was even thought of.

I know there are many of you who are stressing because you’re trying to figure out your future. Maybe you haven’t picked a college yet or if you even want to go to school. However, there’s one thing you can be sure of: God knows and He WILL direct your path (even if you can’t tell in the moment.) Just remember to pray and ask for the Spirit to guide you.

I went to a secular school last year and I grew. God taught me a lot that year. But, for believers Christian Colleges can give your opportunities that others couldn’t. For instance, ministry opportunities. In my next blog I will be comparing the differences between what an RA does in Christian Colleges vs Secular and how that is a HUGE ministry. Soo…stay tuned.. :] And remember God holds you in His hand.