Yikes. It’s been a hot minute.
It took me a very long time to write this post.
In case you were wondering, I moved to Lynchburg and survived my first week of college (MORE LIKE FIRST MONTH- like I said before… It took me a very long time to write this blog post).
I write all of that to say- college was not at all what I had anticipated.
I will say one thing- college is an enlarged version of summer camp. That being said- I am still waiting for the ‘summer night’ feeling to ware off. But, I think that might just be college and all of its glory. The ‘summer night’ feeling is classified as ‘sitting in class and then walking to the library to hit the books for the remainder of the day but then also doing something really spontaneous and fun at some point in the day… and then doing it all over again.’
These past couple of weeks have been pretty similar to a roller coaster… and yes, I do mean that quite literally.
The first day of school was the closest I’ve ever been to a full on meltdown, yet there have been a handful of days, including this past one, that will probably go down as some of the best days… EVER.
I know one thing for sure… I will build my life on Christ. Like the Housefires song says ‘It is a firm foundation.’ He will never leave us nor forsake us. Christ is for us, not against us. And He is the supplier of ALL good things.
I have experienced true joy, and that, I know comes solely from the Father.
These days of extreme, pure joy are truly glimpses of the Kingdom. I can say that in full confidence, knowing that the Lord is the source of all good things.
The Lord is in the process of breaking me. I’ve come to realize that the Lord has to break me, in order to restore me.
Jesus wrecked me last night (I wrote this part of the post on Thursday). Full on. The Holy Spirit has been so present in my time here at Liberty. He is always with us- but its just a matter of if we choose to sense and acknowledge the Spirit. Our campus pastor sensed that the Father was, and still is moving on this campus. He decided that he wanted last night to be a time of thanksgiving. A time to truly give thanks to the Lord for all that He has done and what He will continue to do. My heart was yearning for time with the Lord- yearning for something greater than myself. I walked back to my dorm in complete awe of what the Lord is doing here on my campus.
Before coming to school, older friends of mine would constantly remind me that I’d have to “fight for rest.” AND BOY DID THEY MEAN IT! I have truly learned that for myself. I am three weeks into college and I’m completely wiped. There is truly something special about rest. I think rest comes to us in various forms- not just hopping into bed and taking a quick nap. But, true rest comes in Christ.
I’m pretty much just typing a bunch of random thoughts and ideas into this post- but there’s just so much to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HEY! I changed my major… AGAIN! Yep. When I first applied to Liberty I was a business major (???), switched to Global Studies, then to Journalism, and now we’re back to Global Studies- I am completely content and very stinking excited. The Lord truly guided me in the process of switching my major. I feel 110% confident knowing that I am where I am supposed to be.
Since arriving at Liberty, I’ve had constant affirmation that this is where the Lord wants me to be, at least for the time being, and that is a wonderful feeling.
I’d also love to give a quick shoutout to all my friends- near and far. You are loved so dearly by me and the One who CREATED you. My friends here love me so dang well. I am grateful beyond words.
I am currently walking through the process of stepping into the person that God is calling me to be. I have a long ways to go- but I am extremely grateful that the Lord has called me where He has. Here’s to season after season of growth. Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to you, and He will.
Collectively- this blog post has taken me approximately two and a half weeks to compile (YIKES). I am overjoyed that you’d take time to read this post. You are truly so very sweet. I hope that this day treats you beautifully. If any of you ever find yourself in good ole’ Lynchburg, VA- please send me a message on Instagram or shoot me a text. I’d love to get to know you and show you around my new home. 🙂