So for my journal entry I decided to share my devotion. I decided to share this piece of writing because it really shows how much Zimbabwe has affected me and my life. So here goes:
“Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Many people tell you how hard it is to be old; but it is hard to be young sometimes too. There are so many outside pressures from your parents, teachers, friends and many other people. Some pressures can encourage you to succeed but others can break you down. Being a college student is tough. Sometimes I get way too consumed with what outfits are trendy, or what concerts are cool, or even studying for my tests. But this week I have had the chance to really think and focus on my life and my actions. This week I have been reminded again why I believe in the most incredible Savior, Jesus Christ.
“He is the way, the truth and the light. No one comes to the father except through Him.”
Why would I rely on earthly things to fill my happiness when the people here have so little and yet they show far more joy then I do sometimes. God is the center of their joy, and I have realized that He is the center of mine too. God is all I need. My heart has been overjoyed with so much love and happiness in the past few days. It has reminded me the greatness of our God.
I know that I might still be young, and some might even consider me a child. I might not know everything, but I do know one thing; I am the luckiest girl alive to be able to sit here and know that I have a God who loves me unconditionally and who is guiding the path of my life.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6