The Importance Of Knowing Current Events

The Importance Of Knowing Current Events

I'm not saying become a senator, just check the news time and again.

Being in college, school becomes your everything.

Life is a constant game of balancing your classes, social life, clubs, and Greek life (if you are a part of it). There's a constant feeling that there is something you have to do; no time to spare unless it involves your school life. I'm the same way. I always feel stressed, like I have no time for anything, but I only had classes three times a week... Calm down, Sophia.

Life outside of campus has its way of being irrelevant at times, not always. It's our own little bubble, far away from reality. Our main purpose of being there is to do well in school. We check our school email religiously, go to our classes (most of the time), and cram for that test tomorrow like our life depends on it.

It's routine, becomes our life, with little deviation from this path, but I think sometimes we forget what happens outside our bubble. What is happening in the world around us, whats happening in our hometowns.

Growing up in the suburbs around Washington D.C. I may have a biased opinion on this. The president would drive by our towns accompanied by his brigade, the people surrounding me at Thanksgiving were government officials, and an extensive history lesson was always just a short car or metro ride away.

But with such turmoil going on around us, I think it is a good practice to know the daily news. With such controversial issues going on in the world like mass shootings, and citizenship, it is important to have a basic understanding on current events.

The only way to learn from our mistakes is to learn from them, but if the people are not educated on the mistakes being made, how can we learn?

I am guilty of it too. In no way do I know enough about what is going on, but I do my best to read the daily headlines, browse a few articles, just to have a general understanding. Soon it will be our job market, our tax laws, our problem, so why not know what's going on so it's not a slap in the face a few years from now?

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He Changed Everything.

My soul is richer & my heart is fuller 

Sept 2013 I found myself writing to an evangelist Jennifer Beckham looking for more, looking for answers cause at the time I was in a dark place, and stuck no matter what I did. She wrote back! I cried as I read her respond. She sent me scriptures of who god is and what he wants for us. God says we are more than conquers and endurance develops strength and character. She encouraged me that I was on the right track. Not to give up and she would be praying for me. I saw Jennifer Beckham at a conference that year. I don't remember what she specifically talked about but I remember the feeling. The feeling of wanting to burst out crying, I could feel my eyes being filled with tears, and my heart racing but I wouldn't let out the tears. My pride was too big. I wanted to be strong so I did my best to hold it all in, and I did. At this conference they offered the audience who wanted to go up for prayer and dedicate their life to Jesus Christ. Surprisingly I went up, but I went up with other people that were seeking out salvation. I wasn’t sure if I was going up to support the other people or if it was truly for me. I was confused, even though I said the prayer. I became more confused as the days went on and I wasn't feeling a difference in my life. Nothing was changing. I started reading the bible and many books, listening to sermons, and surrounding myself with positive people. I gave my life to Jesus, but I didn't feel like I was set FREE! I continued feeling empty, lost, broken, guilty, and hurt from the past. There were so many days where I just wanted to give up. Almost felt pointless to fight for my life. At this point in my life I didn't know God very much, but I had just a little bit of faith. My faith was as big as a mustard seed and God took care of the rest. Day by day, year by year I started noticing my life changing. I noticed I was changing. I started feeling happy with who I was and where I was in life. I no longer questioned God about the things that happened to me. In my heart I was ok with the wounds, the hardships, and trials from the past because I now understood those wounds and trials. I realized I was SET FREE! not perfect but set free. I started understanding who I was as a child of our heavenly father. Now it’s Jan 2018 and I’m in awe of who I am and where I am in life, all because of Jesus. His so faithful! I think of the favor, the grace, his mercy, his love, his joy and blessing that he gives me even when I’m undeserving of it, it’s overwhelming. He has never left me nor forsake me. I can say Jesus you changed everything and my heart so forever thankful. 

Today, I encourage you like Jennifer Beckham encouraged me. Keep going and don't give up. No matter what your past looks like believe in your heart that you were created for greatness. Don't let your past determine your future, be the change you want in your life. You have it in you. There is so much more to life, don't miss out on it. It's time to take back your happiness, love, joy, freedom and so much more. It's time to take back EVERYTHING the enemy has taken from you. God has made you an overcomer. I speak it right now, that you will be victorious in 2018 and the years to come. Remember, God loves you! 

Psalm 136:26 (AMP) O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy and loving-kindness endures forever!

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