You never know how much a few words can change a persons life. I had a professor who believed in me, even in the midst of my struggle, and told me I had the ability to be a great counselor one day. That statement made me re think my career path, embrace the calling that had been placed on my life, and gave me the courage to believe in myself. It was like the floodgates opened opened up, and I felt the passion to help people just flood through. I stopped thinking of myself as a broken person who wouldn’t amount to anything, and I believed for the first time that it was part of a bigger plan.
I sit here reading essays and papers from college and all my counseling classes, and though I have changed a lot over the last 7 years….one thing hasn’t. My heart still breaks for the broken, and I want to be that person whose story can bring light into a dark place. I continue to have hard times, but I know now that its all part of the process and part of my testimony.
I am in the process of applying to graduate school…something i didn’t even think of for the last two years. I am nervous, but I feel like its all part of a bigger plan. And for that i am excited. I can’t wait to see where the road takes me from here…but I know it will be Grand because God is in control.
I just want to tell you all out there… encourage one another, believe in one another, and support one another. You have no idea how your words can impact another’s life in such a positive way. By encouraging one another, we allow ourselves to become the catalyst in someones life. Sometimes a person just needs to know that they are loved unconditionally not only by God but by the friends and family He has surround them with. Sometimes a person needs to be reminded that they are special and beautiful in God’s sight. Sometimes a person just needs to know that someone believes in them…before they can begin to believe in themselves.
I have been blessed by so many people who have allowed themselves to be used by God, and they have become such important parts of my story.