Monthly Archives: May 2016

To the Person Thinking About Transferring

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When I started college it only took me a few months to realize that I wasn’t at the school meant for me. I hoped and prayed that it would get better. I hoped that I would want to stay at the college I went to. I felt like if I transferred it would show that I made a mistake the first time at choosing colleges. Only a few people knew this, but I was actually planning on transferring after my first semester. Actually to the current school I go to. But I ended up going back to the school I was at just to see if it’d get better the second semester.

Now don’t get me wrong I liked the school I was at! You won’t find me saying many negative things about my old college. I had a good amount of friends. I had a job that I loved. I had found a church that I liked. I was also a part of the school’s Forensics team, which became a part of my second family. BUT something didn’t feel right at the school. It felt like something was missing. I liked all these things, but I wasn’t in love with my life at this school.

I was very torn with transferring. I questioned God why I wasn’t happy there, and why he wouldn’t have me at the right school in the first place. Ultimately I decided to take a leap of faith and decided to transfer schools. I realized that if I was having these feelings now and throughout my freshman year that I would have these feelings my sophomore year and each year afterwards.

Fast forward to my sophomore year. I’m at a new school, and I am starting all over again. From go I realize something is different here. Something just feels right about being here. I quickly found a church that has everything I want in a church, and is very similar to my old church. I joined a small group at this church, and very quickly made friends with these people. At my school there is an online program and a residential program. At first I decided to the online program to get used to it, but then I switched to the residential program my second semester. I started taking classes on campus and living on campus, and as soon as I started doing this I realized this is the school I want to call mine! Now looking back I don’t regret transferring at all, and believe this was the best decision for me.

Now I write all this to say if you are thinking about transferring that there is hope! It will get better eventually! If you are having similar experiences then take that step of faith and transfer to another school. If it doesn’t work out, then you can just go back to the school you were originally at. Also I want to let you know that you were at the school you are at now for a reason even though it might only be for a season. Looking back I am glad I was at my old school, because I met a lot of cool people and it was better for me to be at a small school for my first year of college. God didn’t make a mistake by putting you at that school. He could be testing and growing you to be a better person, and seeing if you truly trust him. I pray if you are thinking about transferring that God will give you the peace and wisdom to guide you to the direction you are supposed to go with in what college you are supposed to be at.

 

Scripture References

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” ~Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” ~James 1:6

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Trying to Be Patient in a Not Patient World

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One thing that God has been trying to teach me is to be patient. Society teaches us that we shouldn’t have to wait for anything. We currently live in a society that wants everything done now. I unfortunately have this mindset at times. Recently I have been in a season of waiting. Actually I am still in the season of waiting on certain things.

One thing I had to patient about is what I am supposed to do this summer. I had a few options at what I could do for the summer. I was torn if I should be finding a job in the town where I go to school and where my family lives. I also thought I should be taking summer classes. But part of me wanted to be somewhere else for the summer. One day I was on Facebook and my old school had posted an organization that was looking for people for the summer. The job consisted of me leaving for the summer. They had a list of places and organizations you could go to, and then you chose a top 3 from the list.  I ended up applying and getting a job in the city and organization I wanted. So it looks like I am going to Charlotte, NC! So luckily that prayer was answered.

Though this prayer was answered I am still in a season of waiting for other things. As like most college students there are a lot of decisions that you have to make while you’re in college. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I am about to be a junior in college. And as I approach this year I have to start really thinking about what I want to do after college, and what would be the best things to be doing to prepare me for the career I want to go into after college.

Another thing I have been working on with patience is to have peace when I don’t know what things will look like. I’m someone who wants all the answers now. If I don’t know what I should do with a decision I pray that God would make it clear of what I should be doing, but I am learning that sometimes God doesn’t give you a crystal clear answer. He might instead give you a few choices and let you pick one. Then after you decide he will walk and guide you through this decision. I have faith that God knows what he is doing in my life, and he’ll be with me every step of the way! One day I’ll be with God and have answers, but until then I am going to faithfully follow Christ!

 

Scripture References

“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” ~Proverbs 14:9 NIV

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” ~Romans 12:12 NIV

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14

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