Personally, I think Satan wants us to believe the lie that change is bad so that we'll despair. Because when we despair about the changes ahead of us—and the changes currently in our midst—we give up. But oh, dear friends, we can’t give into despair.
Maybe Thanksgiving is going to be especially hard this year. Perhaps you’re going through something really difficult and don’t feel like being thankful. But God’s unchanging nature and His promise to sustain the righteous are two reasons that we can—and should—still be thankful to Him. Even if you’re experiencing frequent life changes or facing adulthood, like me.
In reality, it doesn’t matter what major I pick. It doesn’t matter whether I take 19 credits or 12 credits. It doesn’t matter whether I have 20 friends or 5 friends. It simply matters that I seek Christ. Above a college degree. Above a well-paying job. Above a lot of blog followers. Above a book contract. Above a certain number of friends.
I’m not ready.
But maybe I don’t have to feel ready. Maybe I don’t have to feel anything. Maybe I just have to do something. In fact, maybe we shouldn’t be so worried about feeling ready. Maybe we just need to do the next right thing.
Hi there! Welcome to the third and final post in the Thriving at College blog series! I sincerely hope you have found the tips beneficial and can implement them into your life. Most importantly, I hope you can realize that God is with you through this semester--as it says in Tip #7 of this post.... Continue Reading →
This is the second post in the Thriving at College blog series. I hope you learn a few more tips and are encouraged to trust the Lord during this semester of college--or wherever you are in life! Learn to be flexible. I’m terrible at putting this into practice because I’m very picky about my sleep,... Continue Reading →
This post is the first in the three-part Thriving at College series. I hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it! One of hardest days of college is drop-off day. It is a day of anxiety, dread, and fear. At least it was for me. In the few days leading up to my drop-off... Continue Reading →
Hi there! Today, I am guest-posting on my friend Heather's blog! Here is the beginning of the post: My favorite chapter in the Bible is Proverbs 16. Even though the purpose of Proverbs is to share wisdom (rather than God’s promises), it is still full of truth and hope for our lives. I especially cling... Continue Reading →
The day I’ve dreaded my whole life is getting closer and closer. My excitement increases. But mostly, my dread increases. After spending 12 days at camp (which is the longest amount of time I’ve ever been away from home), I realized something. I am not cut out for college. It’s not simply because of the... Continue Reading →
Well, it’s over. I am done with high school. All my mandatory classes are complete. No more quizzes, papers, exams, or projects…for a little while. I cannot believe I’m here. I wish I could stay in high school forever with my family, friends, and church family. Instead, I can prepare for college life—meeting new people,... Continue Reading →
The lights are up, the tree is decorated, and the cookie baking has begun. Christmas is here. But times have changed since I was eight and groaned at the clothes I received. The top thing on my Christmas list this year was clothes. How dull...and yet amazing. Our mindset is sure to change about Christmas... Continue Reading →