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There are two words that about every college student dreads to hear and that is finals week. If you're not in college yet, you are probably dreading any final tests that are coming the next few weeks as well (I wish I could tell you that the stress stops in college, but...). This whole week for me has been consumed with small amounts of sleep, large stacks of flashcards, and an unhealthy amount of caffeine. Through it all I've been saying, "I can't wait till this semester is over" or "I can't wait till I get my degree". However, as I was saying my final goodbyes to some of my friends in my classes I realized I can wait. Even though I will most likely see my friends again, I am going to miss this time. We are only going to live this day once, be this age once, or be in college once. I don't want to hurry up and be thrust into the real world because I don't think I am really ready for that yet.
Today I was reminded of this and I believe the Lord placed a scripture on my heart. The scripture is in Lamentations 3:25 and says, "The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him". It seems we always are waiting for the new and better thing. While we are looking ahead we are missing all the beautiful things in front of us. I often get frustrated and say, "God, I can't wait until this is over! Why can't what I want come faster?" But he usually reminds me in some small way saying, "Katie, I put you here for a reason. You must wait for me". Then like a child waiting for dessert, I say (in a whiny voice) "Okay, God". All that being said, it's okay to look forward to the future. After all, God has incredible exciting plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) but we must know that today is precious.
Hey! I'm Katie. I have a passion for sharing God's love. I also love writing, thus the creation of this blog. I hope this makes your day just a little brighter!