Y’all, I love the Freshmen this year.
I ESPECIALLY love my Freshman Class Council: Michael, Josh, Courtney, Heather, and KJ. As soon as they got to Trevecca, they have been dreaming, making a difference, and I’m pretty sure they’re getting straight A’s too. (Hard to do!)
The first thing the Freshman Class Council did on SGA was go where no council has gone before– Waffle House. (Well, students have gone there, but you know what I mean.) They partner-planned a waffle eating contest WITH Waffle House! And each contestant only had to pay $5 to eat all the waffles they wanted! Cool, right? Our Freshmen this year add SO much energy and joy into things that us old upperclassmen have been doing monotonously for years. They wake us up.
I was reminded today of 1 Timothy 4:12 that says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
You know how when you start something new and you feel totally unqualified for it and even kind of silly? Well, that has happened to me a lot these past few years. There’s always somebody older, somebody smarter, somebody more qualified. But you know what? I’m an okay gal. I have strengths that I never knew I could have, I continue to grow with each new experience, and I am a child of God, a daughter of the King, an inheritor of His Kingdom. I’m His. So all that fuzzy stuff- the “will I ever make it”s, or the “I’m not good enough”s, or even the “but I totally screwed up that last time”s- in the light of the love and grace of Christ, we find that we don’t have to worry about those things anymore. We can just be His. And we can grow and learn and be better, but we should never worry about if we are “good enough” or “old enough” to do awesome things. At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is God’s. And by no means is that something to take lightly. But it is something to think about, and something that has the power to make your burden a little (or maybe a lot) lighter.
Thanks for being you, Freshmen, and not letting anyone look down on you because of your age.