I understand. I truly understand. Another entire year of college has passed and you still feel like you haven’t reached some of the goals that you originally set out to reach. You came to college so excited to experience the thrill, make life long memories, and to create this amazing legacy that you’ve always dreamed of. You came full of excitement at the thought of making friends with your freshman roommate that would one day be the god parent of one of your future children. You came to college on the prayer that success would one day be yours and no one, and I do mean no one, could have ever told you that it can’t happen. But … what do you do when none of that seemed to happen for you? You begin to notice that the other people in your class seem to have these amazing friendships, accepted into every research program that they apply to, and have 50 different summer internship opportunities to accept but you feel so behind and incapable of measuring up to them because you have none of that.
You’re in a process right now that is going to make you praise God all the more when your time comes.
My sister, you STILL are a success. Even though you may not feel like you aren’t because of what other people around you have but that’s just that. It’s what THEY have. Because your hands are empty right now, it makes you more open, available, and capable of grasping the supernatural blessings that are coming your way. So what if your GPA isn’t a 3.8 or that you didn’t make the cut for the leadership position that you’ve always wanted in that organization? You’re in a process right now that is going to make you praise God all the more when your time comes. If no one else has told you then please allow me to be the first to say that I am extremely proud of you and am in awe at your strength, endurance, and ambition. Girl, #YouDidThat! Don’t stress over feeling like your potential isn’t enough! Stop stressing over feeling like your best still isn’t good enough for the best! You keep giving your best and you keep doing what you can to get to where you want to be.
Be proud of every single bit of growth and achievement that you accomplish because no one knows how much fight you’ve had to put in to even be in the place that you’re in now. Never discredit yourself for how far you have come and for how far you still have to go. Your full potential is never your final level because your personal bar of success will continue to raise as you continue to climb. Learn to truly celebrate yourself while still applying healthy pressure to be your absolute best. I don’t care if everyone in the room “seems” to have it all figured out and working in their favor, YOU keep focused on your own path and love every moment of it. As you keep pressing forward I’ll be right next to you cheering you on and constantly repeating “you can do it” (Philippians 4:13). Love your process and celebrate you at every chance that you get! You deserve it.
Full of love,