Yesterday, I graduated from high-school. It is hard to believe that it is true. When I entered 9th grade, I thought graduation couldn’t come soon enough. But it did.
These past four years in high-school have really taught me that in whatever I do, I must truly seek God’s plan and do everything for him.
If I could look back on these years and describe them in 5 adjectives, they would be:
Challenging: trying to make my “introverted” self into an extrovert and opening up someone inside of me to prepare for the world that lay beyond high-school.
Maturing: participating in a multi-family Bible study and learning what I believe and why I believe what I do; growing in my faith through individual and group Bible studies and finding practical ways to apply what I learn to my life.
Stressful: taking SATs and through that experience, coming to realize the power of prayer and peace that comes through Christ.
Striving: to live out Colossians 3:17 in everything I do; really applying myself to my school work and getting the most out of my worldview classes; learning to use Scripture to defend my beliefs.
Opportunistic: having the opportunity to babysit all 4 years of high-school; work at my local Cafe as a bus-girl, hostess, and waitress; work at a local store in the office and store; having the opportunity to learn about the writing and publishing process and publish my first book!
If I’ve learned one thing from my high-school years, it’s okay to pursue your dreams whole-heartedly all while giving the glory to God!