Two and a half years ago I moved on campus, a nervous freshman who thought she knew what her future held. I had mapped out a plan of what my life would look like through my college years and for the first few years following graduation. I had planned out even the smallest details and was enrolled in classes that would help me to accomplish my dream of becoming a teacher. But God had other plans. Throughout my first three semesters, my careful planning began to crumble as the ideals that I had set for college were never met. The field of teaching failed to match what I had always thought it would look like and discouragement set in.
It was in my fourth semester that my planned future disappeared as my dream to become a teacher dried up and died. Amidst the confusion and frustration of countless unknowns, I switched my major to Christian Ministries and waited for God to show me what to do. Without a plan and without a dream, my life became an unpredictable series of events for which I could see no connections. During this time God put me in situations I would never have dreamed of, in leadership positions for which I felt
unqualified, and placed me under the teaching of amazing faculty and staff at ACU. Through this time of chaos and uncertainty, God revealed His faithfulness to me again and again.
It is now my sixth semester and God has given me a new dream. My love of infants and young children that had once led me to pursue a degree in education is now taking me on a different journey. Three years ago I saw myself as one day being a teacher of young elementary students, now I see myself working with orphaned infants somewhere overseas. I am currently a junior with no idea what my future will hold, but I am excited to see where God will take me.