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I know, it’s been a long time. Lately, I have been thinking about what my life was like before I had a relationship with Christ and what it is now. Maybe it’s because I have had the privilege of watching two of my great friends get baptized…it doesn’t matter, because either way it’s amazing.
Well, here I am…finishing the 5th week of my sophomore year and I feel like I am completely different than how I started the year. God is doing some amazing things in my life:
-blessed me with an amazing group of freshmen girls to lead them to know Christ more.
-blessed me with two amazing bible study leaders of my own. I don’t know what I would do without their advice.
-blessed me with a fantastic roommate. No joke. I thought I knew Alex pretty well going into the year, but I learn something new everyday.
-One of the most important: He brought closure to something that has been on my heart for a long time. I didn’t think it’s what I wanted at first, but it has been the best thing for me. His plan is GREATER than my own.
God is doing extraordinary things in my heart. I’m confused about some things, but it all boils down to this: God has a plan for my life. He knows what He is doing and I just need to trust in that. I found a verse in my quiet time the other day that was perfect for me.
“A person may plan his own journey, but the Lord directs his steps.” -Proverbs 16:9
As most of you know, I am now living in the dorms at UNL starting my sophomore year. A lot has already changed, and classes haven’t even started yet! I am now leading a freshman bible study with a really close friend from home, through Navigators. My schedule is already crazy, but God knows what He is doing. Also, from going without a roommate all last semester of my freshman year, it’s weird having one, but it’s great! Granted, it’s only been 1 day, but I just have a feeling that it’s going to be a good year.
I don’t know what this year holds, there are a lot of unknowns. I am certain of one thing though: God knows what He is doing. God is driving this year and I’m just the passenger. I definitely feel a lot different than how I felt this time last year. I’m excited to be back, no tears have been shed, and I’m anxious for my classes to start, my job to get up and running, and to lead freshman girls. It’s all so exciting!
This summer has truly been a blessing. When it first began, I was off to a rough start. I didn’t think it was going to be a productive summer. However, as time went by, it did. I wouldn’t have wanted my summer to go any other way.
As some of you know, I have had the pleasure to run my own bible study for high school girls. To be honest, this summer was just a test run. However, with that being said, it went better than I expected. I’m not sure if I have reached the girls in any way, but they keep showing up :)
Along with that, I have been able to attend a college bible study with students from my church. We have grown so much closer as a group in just 3 short months. It has also been a blessing to be home with my grandparents. Being home and spending time with them has definitely been great.
Something I didn’t expect, was to enjoy spending time with my cousin. We didn’t grow up together. He lived in Texas for most of his life so we didn’t see him and his family as much. However, he and his family recently moved to Omaha and so we have spent a lot of time together this summer. It’s been great.
Why am I telling you this? I honestly don’t know. At church on Sunday, the message was “What it means to be a blessing”. This got me to thinking about how I am blessed…hence this summer.
I am ready for school, but sad to see summer come to an end.