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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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God’s Will

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The other night I was sitting at dinner with a group of friends and we were asking each other random questions. Well one of the questions was “If you could ask God one question what would it be?”  One of the girls at the table pondered this and responded with “To know what God’s will for my life is”.  It made me think isn’t this something we all want to know? I know I have surely thought about this.

I know in my life there are times when I question God why certain things had to happen. Actually this happened this past weekend.  Two doors were closed, and I questioned why this had happened. Sometimes when you are questioning why God is doing something in your life, then you should look to his scriptures and pray that He will reveal your path to you.

Sometimes it’s good to not know what is going on in your life. It allows you to enjoy the moment better, and not worry about what future things are going to happen.

Scripture References

  • “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  • “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” ~ Hebrews 13:20-21
  • “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” ~Matthew 6:33
  • “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”~ Proverbs 19: 21

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To The High School Student

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As I talk to you guys and some of your parents I start to hear what’s going on in your life and what each of your plans are for the future. I love hearing how God is working in your lives, and it’s great to see God unveiling His plans for your life as well.

Some people say that high school is some of the best years of your life, and for some people it might be. I know for me I had 2 years that were great, but I also had 2 years that were miserable. But that’s going to be different for everyone. I wish that high school isn’t the best years of your life, because I wish you have better years after high school as well.

I hope you all know that what you put into your high school years will affect your future. If you work hard during high school for the most part it will pay off. Well… it might be better to say that you’ll have more options if you work hard in high school.  I have heard numerous stories about hard work paying off including in my own life. I have unfortunately also seen the contrary of people focusing on things other than school and regretting it.

If you know me, then you will know that I was one who always tried to do my best, and many would label me as the “Overachiever”.  I was the one who graduated with honors, accepted to every college applied to, and the one who took college classes in high school. I hope you don’t take that last sentence as me bragging, but as me telling you guys more about where I come from.  I hope to share with you some things that I wish I had realized when I was in your shoes.

One thing that I wished I knew is that that your transcript doesn’t define you. This is a tough one for me; I’m still learning this one. God still loves you regardless of that grade you get on that test, and if you score well then God is not going to love you more.

When I was in high school I was always focused on getting the best grades and maintaining honor roll. That might not be the best mindset though.  We should be focusing on learning instead of achieving a certain grade. Enjoy learning and having the opportunity to learn, because there are many people in the world that would happily be in your shoes.

You should try your hardest with school, and if you do so then be proud of whatever you earn. Know that in a few years it won’t matter what grade you got in a certain class, so don’t stress about it. That’s another thing I’m still learning. I recently got a D in one of my college classes, and part of me is still stressing from it, because I have never gotten a D before.  I should be proud of that D though, because I worked hard for that D. I went to many study sessions to try to understand the concepts better, took practice tests, and made study guides.  Honestly I worked harder for that D; than I did the classes I got a B in.

The second thing I wished I knew was not to expect college to be fun and not hard. Society makes college look like it is all fun and games, and for some people it is. I pray that this won’t be you, because many people who listen to society end up not having the college degree to show at the end. Also college is NOT easy; you have to work hard to do well. For the most part in high school I didn’t have to study. There were only a few classes that I actually had to work hard to do well in. This is not the case in college. I wish I learned how to study better in high school, because I was at a major disadvantage in college because of it. I had to reteach myself how to study successfully.

Now at this point you’re probably getting tired of reading about grades and hard work. So I’m going to write more about the college life outside of the schoolwork. College life is a lot of fun. It is fun having the freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want, but it’s not always fun. There are going to be times when you question why you decided to go to college in the first place. Many of these times will be in the cafeteria when you have to eat cafeteria food for 3 meals a day; don’t think I’m kidding about this. There are going to nights where you’re crying your eyes out because you miss home so bad. And please don’t read this and think this won’t affect you because it will. I was one who thought that way and I regret it.

Third, I wished I knew that God’s plan and my plan don’t always match up. If you would have asked me in 2010 when I was a little high school freshman what my life would have looked like I would have given you a detailed description of a life that I have I no desire to have at this point. And honestly I’m thankful for that! God has given me an even better life than what I could have imagined as a little freshman, and thankfully who I was at that time is not who I am now.

If you were wondering this is me as a little freshmen!

If you were wondering this is me as a little freshman!

Another thing that I am still learning is how to trust that God’s will for my life is better than my own, and that everything happens for a reason. Please, don’t ever think that God doesn’t know what he is doing in your life because he does. There were and still are a few things that I constantly wonder why God has put these things in my life, but I’m learning to put those things in His hands, because ultimately He will use them for his glory.

So as I come to a close I pray that you take a few of these things to heart, and that you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes. The things I wrote are my own opinions, but I try to base my opinion off scripture and what God has taught me. Below are the scriptures that I referenced to while I was writing.

Feel free to share this blog post and/or tell me about your opinions either in the comments or by contacting me in another form. I will always be happy to further discuss my posts with anyone.  I write for His glory and not my own, so if this blog touches you then give Him the credit and not me.

Scripture References

“What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion’ It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy’.” ~Romans 9:14-16

‘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

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28

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