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First of the Last.


Here I am in the final days. I’ve paid my dues and now I’m officially a senior in college. How does that even happen? One moment you’re eating cheerios and watching Barney, the next you’re graduating. I’ve been back at school for two weeks today and it’s been fantastic. This place truly has become home to me. Our freshman class is smaller than usual with a whopping number of sixty-five. It’s always exciting to get to know new people and attempt to make them feel like family. I always try to remember how difficult it was for me my first semester. I so desperately wanted to have friends, it’s not fun. No one should ever feel like that, especially not in the family of God. My new section is such a blessing. I was nervous about having a new group of girls, because last year all of them were wonderful. We got along so well and I simply just enjoyed who they were as people. Those aspects made is easy to show them love and to be their RA. However, God has ALWAYS put the right people in my life at the right time. This year I have eight unique ladies. They each have such fun personalities and are in different walks on their spiritual journeys. I’m looking forward to hopefully being an encouragement to them this year.¬†Oh! And I got a job at Applebee’s. That’ll be exciting. It’s nice because many students from my school work there, so I’ll be able to car pull and such. My classes are all outrageously good, best out of all my semesters.

Here’s the deal: there’s a lot. There’s a lot of homework, a lot of people I want to spend time with and plus getting a job. In fact, there’s so much that I know I can’t do it. I’m sure there will be times I want to crawl in a hole and sleep. However, my goal for this year to do give God my complete and total all. God needs to direct my path, my time and everything else. Already I’ve come to realize this requires a whole lot of prayer and extra time in the Word. I need Him, more than ever and if I rely on Him, He’ll use me in way I never dreamed possible.

So that’s my advice for today, give God your all. Don’t get stressed or allow anything to hinder you from God’s best. Christian colleges are normally good about reminding you of this, at least mine is, but it’s easy to forget. God is the only thing that matters, so don’t let anxiety be an idol in your life.