I just want to start off by saying, “hello, my name is Ally if you forgot about me.”
But in all seriousness, college is crazy. It is so difficult juggling class, extracurricular activities, friends, homework. Everything is just crazy, and it has been such a huge wake-up call. To all you high school seniors about to go to college: buckle up. Things are about to be different.
I also have some huge life updates that I want to share with you all, too. As some of you may know, I am a fashion merchandising major, but God has some different plans for me. Ever since last semester, the Lord has been showing me that I am not where I am supposed to be. I had many doubts, confusion, and long talks with family and mentors last semester, but it wasn’t until this semester that my world was flipped. I was in a situation where I was completely overwhelmed with negativity and hate, and it was a clear sign from God that fashion is not the right direction for me. That was when the panic set in. I just kept on asking God what the next step was. I prayed and prayed and prayed, and IN HIS TIME, He showed me where I needed to be: communications. YAYAYAYAYAYAY!
With all this being said, I just want to encourage you to pray. Pray for every decision in your life. Pray for your future school. Pray for your future career. Pray for future husband. No prayer is too big or too small. He listens. In Ephesians 6:18, Paul wrote “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Did you catch that? Pray in all occasions. Pray when you are happy. Pray when you are sad. Pray when you are defeated. Pray when you are scared. Pray when you feel alone. It’s all heard by Him. Also, hold hands with other believers and pray for each other. It is powerful stuff. Just read James 5:16 below.
Here is the sweetest picture of my college ministry’s connection team that my girl, Ana, beautifully captured. They are such a blessing. Thank you, Lord, for bringing them into my life.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)
And like always: