is what is filling my ears right now. It's a gospel song by Mary Mary. I am about to get started on my career planning paper for University Studies class. College is a lot harder than I thought it would be. My education is funded almost entirely by scholarships so I have to maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep them. I need to work diligently to ensure this happens. I am the world's biggest procrastinator. In high school this didn't matter much but in college it is much harder to procrastinate at the level in which I have been doing it. So much to do so little time..
NOT STUDYING :) Just sitting here listening to a podcast speaking on how the first will be he last and the last will be first. It is a hard concept to grasp. At times I know I can get overly prideful in my Christian walk but I have to remind myself that I am a lowly sinner just like the next person. I am trying really hard to remain a good friend to a few new friends of mine..but I am struggling as to at what point do you let a friendship fizzle out. If positivity isn't coming out of a friendship should one continue it? Toughh..I know we are called to forgive but when can we move on..
I went to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry's bible study last Tuesday. A lot of what Brother Sam spoke about resonated strongly with me. We have to remember what the main thing, or most important things are and try hard not to let distractions overwhelm us. He illustrated this by using the story of Martha and Mary. Martha became wrapped up in everything going on around her whereas Mary already knew what the main thing was and was drawn to it. I have 6 classes, SGA senator, and a member of the Student Programming Association-Entertainment Committee. It can be easy to lose focus and remember that God is most important!
I am cleaning up listening to a sermon on SermonAudio. I live in a dorm now and our room can easily become messy esp. without a mother to remind us to clean it :P My major is nursing but I am thinking about switching to dietetics because I love cooking and learning about nutrition. Eventually I would like to become a midwife also. I really would like to work in the public health sector but while I am here I would like to continue to cultivate skills in the domestic arena. My school has a family and consumer sciences program so I would love to take a few of those classes and I am probably going to have a minor in culinary arts. One thing that I really like about choosing a career in the fields that I like is that I can use them at home also. I have not entirely made up my mind about changing my major to dietetics. I am also considering a 3 year nursing program where I could get my RN license which is the same as I would get after 4 years. BIG decisions...
A picture of my little room..My roommate and I share a bathroom and a vanity, but we each have our own little room with a wall almost totally dividing them.
I never considered myself to be a spoiled brat. However, we can all fall prey to behaving like spoiled brats as it is a part of our sinful nature. Today was my day.
My mom bought some frozen turkey burgers and put them in a pan for us to eat for supper. I live in south Louisiana so we like to put seasoning on our food. I sprinkled some seasoning on one of them just for me. Unknowningly, my mom gave that one to my brother. *Emit smoke from ears here* I went to ge get my special seasoned burger and noticed one had been removed so I wasnt sure which was which. I asked her if the one left in the pot was the one that had been on the right. She replied "No.". She had already dressed and served that one to my brother. I was ticked and I said well that was mine! She replied "How was I supposed to know...you didn't tell me??" I placed the burger from the pan onto a slice of bread and said, "Well I will take this one but if it is nasty I am throwing it in the trash!!!" She replied "No you will not! I will gladly take it!(She had not cooked one for herself)
I stormed off to the table and took a bite. It was pretty good. I thought about what I said and immediately apologized. My mom said "Why are you apologizing?" I said for the comment I made about throwing it in the trash. That was such a bratty comment." She told me not to worry about it (water under the bridge).
As humans we can easily fall prey to becoming selfish. We need to ask God to cultivate a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness within us.