A New Adventure
When faced with unexpected circumstances, I’ll often say something like, “Well, this is going to be an adventure.” (I also don’t “get lost,” I “go exploring.”) It’s a unique perspective that reminds me that I am on my way to Heaven after this brief adventure called life.
Besides, “adventure” just sounds fun.
A few months ago, I started a new adventure. After much prayer and consideration, my parents and I decided that I would transfer to Pensacola Christian College from the college where I had been attending. Though it was difficult to leave friendships that I had cultivated during my freshman and sophomore years, I was excited to attend PCC.
So I packed my clothing, college supplies, and my faithful hotpot -- honestly, that thing has kept me from starving so many times -- and headed to sunny Florida. My emotions were mixed. I was so thrilled to get to live on the beautiful campus and enjoy all the facilities that were available to me. I anticipated musical opportunities and the Fine Arts Series. But to tell you the truth, I was also scared to death.
“What if no one likes me?”
“What if I’m not smart enough to keep up with classes?”
“What if I get lost?”
“What if my roommates are mean?”
All of these questions and more flooded my mind and threatened to destroy my excitement. Then I remembered a Scripture verse that I had memorized in high school: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (I Tim. 1:7) I realized that God does not will for His children to live in fear, and I determined instead to make my time at PCC an adventure.
So far, my adventure at Pensacola Christian College has been wonderful. There have been advisors to help me every step of the way with my academics, and I am enjoying my classes. I have *ahem* had to "explore" a little on campus, but I’ve always been able to find my way eventually. My roommates and the girls in my suite are even better than I could have asked for.
Living my life as an adventure means that I can look past the tough days that happen now and then because I know that God is leading my adventure. He always knows where He is going, even when I wonder if I am lost. I am so glad that I can share this new adventure with you, readers, through this blog! My prayer is that I can share a glimpse of campus life as well as be a blessing to you.0
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