“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It is about discovering who God wants you to be.”
As college students, we come to school with this idea that we are going to “find ourselves.” We make friends that we think will bring out the best in us, we partake in activities that will make us better and more well-rounded, and we make sure to get good grades that will make our parents proud. But all the while, instead of trying to “find ourselves,” we are trying to impress others. I often think that college students are put on a pedestal from the day we enroll until graduation. Society has certain rules for a college student and unless you follow them, you aren’t really a college student. If you don’t stay up late doing homework, overload your schedule, party, drink, and make life-long friends, do you even college? We have certain expectations for ourselves when we get to college, but sometimes, they don’t work out the way we want them to. This is where God comes in.
God wants us to be the best version of ourselves. He created us with the freedom to do as we please, but ultimately, He wants us to do the right thing. Instead of trying to “find myself” in college, I’m striving to be who God wants me to be. I am learning more and more about what that looks like every day. I see Him working in my life and I love the fact that I get to do His work through my life every day. Take a break tonight and think about ways you can start being who God wants you to be, rather than trying to “find yourself.”