Friday, April 23, 2010
Okay can we please take a moment to think about the idea that I'm going to be a sophomore in college next year?! I can't believe it. I never imagined myself past my first year of college, and now I'm about to start my second year. Where did time go? I'm about to move into a house (my very first :)) with my five best friends and take charge of my own life...scary! It's amazing to see what God can do with people. I never would've guessed that my life would be where it is right now; that I would have the friends I do, that I would be able to survive more than two weeks away from home, that I could handle rejection from Professors, that I could accept a C as a 'good' grade. Maybe some of these things are petty to you, but they are huge for me. I have my own life and I absolutely love my life! Let's hope this summer is as wonderful as this school year was, and that the next four years of school are as great as my freshman year.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I know, typical, I'm going to talk about the ever-vague idea of "The One." But it's really been on my mind lately, not because I'm thinking about marriage or have picked out my wedding song or anything weird like that...
Anyway, I was thinking about the whole concept. I am a complete believer that God has a specific person picked out for everyone, either that or it is His plan that you don't marry. It may be frustrating/shocking/incomprehensible for us but WE are not God and we can't pick out The One for ourselves. (I capitalize it because I think it holds that amount of importance in our minds. Sidenote: I'm assuming that the majority of people reading this are girls). It's especially tough when we see those really drop dead gorgeous people and we REALLY want them to be the one, but nonetheless, God will provide the perfect person, and looks can be a bonus, right? :)
Still, what if The One is in my GHIST class right now? (If you are in my GHIST class and you're reading this, please do not think I'm planning our wedding). What if The One isn't at JMU? What if I don't meet The One for another 10 years? Will I be able to handle that? I guess it all boils down to the concept of wholeheartedly trusting God and His perfect plan for my life. I'm trying to wait patiently, but let's just remember that patience is not one of my strongest virtues. It's one of the hardest things to have no clue what the future holds...but I'm learning day by day that it's okay to not control every minute detail of my life. God is so much better at handling it, anyway.
So that's my little message of the day: stop sitting, wishing, and waiting, because your time will come. Just because you don't know the future doesn't mean it's not bright. Place it in God's hands and let it go, because if you do that, it's guaranteed to turn out perfectly.
Okay I'm completely aware I never update this thing, but I was thinking about it in the shower (if you didn't already know this about me, that's when I do my best thinking) and I decided I'm going to try to regularly update this thing from now on! GET STOKED. (Whether or not this will actually happen is debatable, I wouldn't bet on myself.)
I really like the idea of blogging though. I mean really, how many other opportunities do you get to say everything you want to say with no interruption? Uh, probably none unless you're talking to Jesus or a stuffed animal...in which case you're weird. Anyways...I like to talk. I like to write. What better way to do both than through this nifty little internet creation. So if you're reading this, thanks for listening to my "ramblings," I apologize in advance if any of them sound scatterbrained or random, I promise to do the best I can to sound sane and educated.