Monday, September 17, 2012

Mid-College Crisis

So I finally have had time to pick out a winner for my blog give away and the winner is......drumroll please......

Makenzie from So Simply Chic blog! 

Congratulations Makenzie!!!

I hope you all are having a great start to your week! 

Mine's been kinda hectic with my work schedule, but I feel so unbelievably thankful and blessed to have a job. To those of you who are still looking, don't give up! I know how hard it is and discouraging it can be to go in for interviews and not get the job. Just remember, God has a plan for you! Greater than one you can think of for yourself. I would never have imagined that I would be doing what I'm doing in a million years, actually if you told me this is what I'd be doing when I was in high school or college I seriously would have laughed at you, but that just goes to show little ole me can't begin to comprehend God's plan for my life or anyone else's for that matter. 

Hang in there all you freshman in lifers!  

But this also goes for those of you who are in college and are freaking out about what you want to do with the rest of your life. My second year of college, I had what I like to call a mid-college crisis

I hated what I was majoring in and starting freaking out even more because I felt like everyone around me had their lives already completely planned out. I can't tell you how many hours I lost of sleep due to stress about something so silly, of course it didn't seem silly at the time. Reading back in my journal, I realize now what a dark time that was for me. Worry literally consumed me and fear fed right off of it. 

What astonishes me now is that my little sister is going through the exact same thing her second year of college! This is NOT what God wants from us. 

He wants us to completely and fully rely on Him through all circumstances. 

Matthew 6:34  Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

Matthew 11:28-30  "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Luke 12:25 "And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his  span of life?"

John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

Do you realize how many hours of sleep I lost over nothing?! It kinda makes me mad to think about it now haha, but I am also very thankful for that time in my life. I honestly think that was when I had my great awakening and thirst for truth in God's word (maybe I'll go more into that part of my testimony another time haha). Another way God takes something completely awful and makes it work for His good. 

If any of you are experiencing the same thing, take it from me, someone who has survived a mid-college crisis, YOU'RE GOING TO BE OK. Deep breaths and say it to yourself. God has a plan bigger than you can ever imagine right now. Seriously, one day you're going to wake up one morning (like I've been the past few days) and think "wow, how did I end up here?" 

Are me and my sister the only ones who have experienced a mid-college crisis or have any of you as well?

I'm praying for all you freshman in lifers or anyone out there looking for a job, and to those of you going through a mid-college crisis. Just remember God's timing is perfect timing. We don't give Him enough credit. 


1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you posted this because it is exactly what I needed to hear. I'm actually experiencing my first few months as a college grad, and I still feel this way. Looking for/finding a job is very different than I thought it would be. It's a long, tough process, but I just need to remember that God is always right on time:) Thanks for posting.


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