Patience is key. Cliche but true.
the more i learn about God and the way that He works the more i learn about patience. the more i learn about desiring His will and not my own. it's so easy for women my age (weird to think i'm considered a woman and not a girl) to be caught up in marriage and in dating. and if I'm honest i've done just that. i've let that get in the way of following the will of God. and well lemme just tell you that God can and will call you out on stuff.
side note: i believe that the enemy can attack our thoughts and flood our thoughts with things that aren't true, especially when we aren't spending time daily with God. after that we begin to rationalize these thoughts and say that others won't understand causing us to even ignore clear warning signs. And by we, i mean me.
i have come face to face this summer with what it looks like to be loved so much by God that he calls me out of something that i so clearly did not want to be called out of. funny how we don't want to listen to what the creator of the universe is trying to tell us. but sometimes we don't have a choice and we have to remember that His will is perfect even if what we want isn't a part of that will. something i've also realized is God's wrath would be letting us continue to walk away from him and for us to keep our eyes on something other than Him. like boys. like marriage. like school. like money. His unfailing love is taking away the things that distract us from Him. because in the end as believers we all will get to spend eternity in heaven together, even if that means not being together on earth. the joy we experience here is only a glimpse of what we will get to experience once we get to heaven. and i have very high hopes for the future and the joy i will get to experience. although it sounds like i have it together, this post will be a constant reminder over the next few months. because even though i know that it is good, no great, that i've been called to this position, it is still hard. and one thing i will have to re-learn on the daily is patience. because anything other than patience right now is me wanting to control the situation and get what i want, and not what God wants. so here's to waiting. here's to focusing on today, and not tomorrow.
i'm only taking 12 credit as opposed to my usual 15 and i am beyond excited. i also don't have classes on friday which is going to be a true blessing for me. i also only have one studio class which means i will only have one major project to work on at a time. downside i will have to break out my flashcards and study skills for my other classes. which i know is not a big deal for most college students, but after almost an entire year without having to do any major studying, this semester will be interesting. back to my studio class, i will be learning how to drape on the dress form, meaning that designs will hopefully be 10,000x easier to create because i won't have to imagine what it's going to look-like in 2-D but actually manipulate the fabric to do EXACTLY what i want.
Delta Gamma Update:
recruitment is finally over. after a long few weeks of recruitment prep, classes, and set up we received 39 amazing, talented, and gifted new members. putting our chapter at about 127! i am so excited to get to know these new girls. after a couple of late nights, i had the joy of finishing our awesome banner that matched our Rock'n'roll bid day theme. after a few hiccups, i was able to finish this with my newly acquired adobe illustrator skills that i learned in my computers class.
Young Life College update:
week 1: YLC spike ball tournament was a success.
week 2: roaming gnome was in even bigger success.
we are having club THIS. WEDNESDAY. we get to have club in OUR very own building. words can't even begin to describe how grateful i am, how grateful my team is, or how grateful our entire area is for this place. this place that we get to use for God's glory. we can't even begin to take credit for this blessing. God has literally been a part of every step. every light, cable, chord, nail, piece of wood, drywall, and ounce of paint. even in our very own STAGE! how awesome, how great is HE! and all we can do is stand in awe of Him and thank him for this huge gift. we also can thank a very gracious and obedient family on our committee for providing this building. there were so many other things that could've been done with this building but they chose this. and we are SO grateful. that being said words cannot describe how excited i am to welcome college students from UNT into this building at 8:28 this wednesday!
here's to a semester filled with patience, learning, and following God's will.
also here's to keeping this blog updated this semester.