Finishing assignments, running from one event to the next, meeting new people virtually everyday while trying to maintain those that truly matter, learning to take care of your mind, body, soul, and spirit...
The list goes on and on. And breathing, yeah, that's important.
Anyways, in between all those things, this morning I had a few moments to just sit and think, wherever my brain took me (now how often does that happen?!). I became increasingly aware of where I had been, where I have come from, where I am now, and trusting where the Lord is taking me. And then it dawned on me, this is life for every college student- you know, the "Um, I am kind of an adult with lots of responsibilities, but am I really trusted with them yet? Yeah...let's just go with it..." This time of life is i-n-s-a-n-e and it's already flashing by with each chaotic day of successes and failures.
But God reminded me something today while sitting in his presence: breath and be. Simple, eh? Breath and be. At first I was like, "Ok, Lord, I think I learned that in my first screeching moment of breath as an infant..." But no, the Lord gave me this overwhelming amount of peace to just relax, reminisce, dream, and love. He reminded me to enjoy these small moments in life. I get so caught up in my to-do list and deadlines that it's easy to forget to be overwhelmingly joyful and grateful for where the Lord has brought me.
So for every other overwhelmed college student that is scraping by your assignments and to-do lists, just a few words from what I am learning: Take time to do what you enjoy today. Go do something crazy and create those memories. Try something new and don't be afraid of failure. Reminisce and be thankful for the joys and pains that brought you to where you are now. And dream, dream big. Do something that will make a difference in other's lives. Go after those hopes for the future and walk down a path that only you could carve out. These moments are precious. Don't let the world steal them away from you, but instead live fully in them and claim them as your own. This life is too short to let the pressures of the world weigh us down. Reclaim the life God gave us and thank Him for it. Don't let this life fly by, but, instead soar in this life that was given to you.
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