Friends, I am in an insanely good mood.
Yes, I am aware that it is finals week. Yes, I have countless projects and obligations that are consuming my time. No, I have not lost my mind and resigned myself to my happy place. Allow me to tell you why I am currently walking on sunshine.
First off, I have been reminded of the joys found in my job as a FOCUS leader. I just received an encouraging note from someone I met through FOCUS. This has reminded me once again of the immense pleasure it has been to have this position on campus. I have been blessed with an amazing group of people to connect with, and I pray that the friendships formed these last 15 weeks will continue to flourish. This entire experience has been a huge cause for joy.
Secondly, I just received a refund check from a mistake in a deposit made earlier this year. Right before this, I had begun to panic at the fact that I needed money to pay for gassing up my car before a busy weekend and a gift I’ve had my eye on for my man. This simple occurrence serves as yet another reminder that worry is useless, and that my Creator has it all figured out especially when I don’t. This was one simple way that my Lord reminded me of the importance of trust in him, not in finances.
Lastly, through a week of final class sessions and debriefs with professors, I have been consistently reminded of the hope I have for the future in being a part of the body of Christ. Each professor and each class builds up to how we can ultimately be in right relation to each other and to our creator, and it’s an immense privilege to learn with these beautiful people… even in the midst of finals week when each class is kicking me to the curb. Learning is beautiful, and especially so with fellow Christians.
And that is why I am ecstatic to be alive at this very moment.