I'll tell you, I've had a really bad attitude this last week. And I'm feeling guilty about it. It seems like my life isn't my own. This dumb homework. The bad thing is I really wish that I could take more time to actually enjoy what I'm doing but I'm just living in this whirlwind right now and I can't seem to get a handle on it. I'm so close yet so far away from finishing school. I can almost see that light at the end of the tunnel…but its a tunnel in west Texas…its so flat you can see for hundreds of miles and the light is still VERY far away. Okay, only a year. And a year passes like a flash, right? I know that this opportunity to go back to school is so valuable. I've been blessed with scholarships that have made it financially bearable. A supportive family. As far as I can tell it is completely God's will for me. But I'm not sure he wants to reveal just where this path will lead me. Because I think I feel more unsure than ever about what in the world I'm doing. I just have to lean on Him.
People ask…what are you going to do with this degree? Of course, I'm already working and enjoy my job. But when I finish school and have more time, honestly, I just want to design things that put a smile on folks' faces. Things that touch hearts and comfort people in some way. I want to encourage. I want to make things possible, or seem possible…because I'm the living proof that you can chase down your dreams. And then do it all over again. That's just the truth. And I want to design things that are the truth.
I think a lot about our paths. Mine, yours, which one to take- where it might lead…and this thought came to my mind the other day and I wrote it down. So true. I think each and every person that crosses our path is part of His plan. Sometimes its no more than a glance at the grocery store or perhaps its an effort made to befriend and be kind to a lost soul. But every person in your path is there for a reason, however great or small. Giving us a chance to serve in whatever way we are gifted to do so.
I just challenge you to pay attention to where you are going this week. You never know who you might meet along the way.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6