For this month’s post, I asked one of next semester’s graduating seniors, Yuchabel Harris, to share some of her thoughts on resiliency and how she continues being obedient to Jesus when it’s difficult. As we draw near to the end of the semester, I want to invite you to read her words and reflect on your own calling and the legacy that you are leaving this semester as we transition from one season into the next.
How do I obey Jesus when it is difficult? I remind myself that access to hope, grace, and justice comes from Jesus. All that is good exists because He exists. I have to remind myself about the call that Jesus has led me to. Jesus has called me to something so much greater than myself. He has called me to feed those who are hungry, bring water to those who are thirsty, and be the voice for the voiceless. Jesus asked me to accept this high call. He does not need me, but He wants me. He wants me to join Him in His kingdom, a place where there is no pain or suffering, and live there with Him for eternity.
Jesus wants all His children to join His kingdom. I want others to accept His invitation as well. I want to see many people encounter Jesus and experience His love. And in obedience to the Father, we share the gospel with others, giving them the opportunity to respond to Jesus. As a college student, sometimes I get overwhelmed with academics and ROTC. With all the exams and field training, it becomes difficult to find time to do ministry. But if I don't spend enough time devoted to do God's work, some students may not be reached. When I operate out of obedience to Jesus on campus, I can lead more students to Him. – Yuchabel Harris, Senior
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