“The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me” – Psalm 138:8
So these past few weeks of school have been pretty rough, I’m not going to lie about that. This past week was midterms. Which means that it’s the halfway point of the semester and the work demand is getting tougher. This added demand is always a bundle of joy for the students, like myself, that are perfectionists. We perfectionist tend to hold ourselves to extremely high standards with almost everything we do. Why? Because if it’s not your best work, then why even try? This idea of perfection leads me into something really important that I realized while I had my face buried in my 200+ biology note cards.
If you start a task with an end goal in mind, you have the drive, or the passion, to complete the task. I know that this is a simple concept to think about, but will memorizing all of the cell organs and processes of cellular respiration, it hit me hard. So many people would find the task of studying microscopic components of life boring and tedious, but oddly enough I found myself having fun. Yes, I am a nerd. This obvious personal fact has been established, but I have a very good reason for my madness.
I have a passion. This passion is the sole driving force behind the countless hours I spend studying and memorizing countless random facts. This passion for learning may seem so small now, but it’s not. The success I have now determines the next six years of my life, which also determines the success that I will have in my career, and this is my purpose. I can’t wait for the day that I finally finish school so I can start doing what God intended me to do. Helping others is something that I have always found myself doing, so it only makes sense that I spend the rest of my life doing so. The fact that I will be helping the families of special needs children and expecting mothers only adds as a plus.
The fact that I have finally realized my purpose is one of the greatest feelings. It’s extremely comforting to know that God is finally fulfilling His purpose for me. Being able to see God working in my life is absolutely amazing.
“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” -Psalm 73:23
Knowing and remembering that God is always with you is so important. He is always there to guide, protect, and comfort you. Whether it be while finding your purpose, going through a rough patch of life, or dealing with confusing times, He is there.