Today, the last day before finals begin of my sophomore year of college, I sit at my desk and reflect on the past year here at APU. I have been through a lot this past year. I have learned a lot and grown a ton! I’ve learned a lot about God and who he is and who he wants me to be. The way I act and the decisions I make really do reflect who God is in my personal life. My love and respect for God has grown tremendously in the past few months. Not only have I learned about the Lord and what he wants for my life and how he lets things pan out in my life, but also how and when he places different people in my life or lack there of 🙂 . If God doesn’t want something for me he won’t give it to me, or at least in the way I want. Having patience and letting God take control is crucial in everyday life with God.
Also, the friendships that come in and out of my life are put there for a reason. When I was going through a hard time and thought I had no true friends, I simply prayed about it for weeks and my prayer was DEFINITELY answered. I instantly became very close with two amazing girls who not only were so fun and amazing but also lifted me closer to God and encouraged me through my troubles by telling me that God had his plan and things are the way they are for a reason. These two girls are the best thing that happened to me this year, such a blessing and a total answer to prayer! Not only did he bring me close to two amazing girls who only help me get closer to God but He also showed me the people in my life that I took for granted before, my family being one of them. I’ve also learned that even though I may not like certain people I may be put in their lives for a reason and to truly live for God and lead by example as much as I can.
Another huge part of my life that I have truly learned to appreciate this past year is my family. I couldn’t be any happier with the relationships that have grown in my family. The members in my family are now not only people I love and care deeply about but also are amazing people who are becoming my best friends. I am so blessed to have such an amazing older sister who is also my best friend and an amazing example to look up to. My older brother is also the best example and amazing role model. I follow his example by making good decisions in life and living everyday to the fullest. And finally my parents who have always been the best example of all. Their love and support has helped me through out many struggles this past year. Their advice and devotion have guided me through so much and I will always remember that. I couldn’t love my family more.