I'm starting to learn through everything that's happened lately that God is giving me a heavy dose of humility.
Though there have been hard situations, I've found joy in being able to finally answer the, "What are you going to college for?" question.
At NCMC I'm pursuing an associates degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and when I'm done with that I will remain at NCMC while getting my bachelors through LSSU. The crazy thing about this, I used to greatly dislike babysitting, being with little people aka kids, and tolerating their antics. Now I look at them and see a chance to make a difference in their lives. I see there personalities that come out at such a young age, and their ability to learn so quickly. God totally turned my perspective around, and I couldn't be more excited to start the fall semester.
I went through a long year at college not knowing what I wanted to do... not even having a desire to do anything, or learn anything. I started out thinking I wanted to be a vet tech, then a music therapist and when that fell through with Western i was frustrated and confused, I told God that he'd have to show me what he wanted me to do. I wanted to make an impact on the world. Only two months later I was sitting in Psychology listening to the professor, he was on the topic of learning and how easily kids adapt to things they are taught, he mentioned, "The opportunity to be a teacher is a gift, a chance to make an impact on someones life." It hit, I don't know what it was, or how I knew, but I did. He knew what He wanted me to do, and all I had to do was stop trying to figure it out on my own, and let my Abba Daddy lead me.
Letting God lead you and show you His plans for your life takes courage, and humility. Not getting proud that you know what you're going towards, or the typical, "I know everything" 'tude. At times it can be painful letting God use you. Sometimes we suffer and other days we rejoice, but we need to be firm in our faith on the days when we feel like we are being attacked by the devil. The devil has no hold on your life, we act like there's a battle between God and Satan when really Satan doesn't stand a chance against God. God is sovereign, and the devil isn't anywhere close. I was sitting on my bed the other night, leaning over my bible I came across these verses.
"You younger men(or women), likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all you anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a while. the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you." 1 Peter 5:5-20
So in ending this long post, have humility my friend, and learn to let Him lead you. Cause in the end of it all He knows more than we do.