Yesterday was the first day of Rush for Sorority Recruitment (I am still getting used to all the new words, so I hope that I said that right!). It was a long day, but I learned a lot and here is a little bit of that:
- God loves and died for the world, and that changes everything. There were some conversations filled with long, awkward pauses or where we didn’t really connect. I was tempted to give up on the process many times when I didn’t feel I fit in a certain house, and was a little uncertain at many times if this is what God had for me. But a thought that kept returning to my mind was this: God loves this person with all of His heart, and gave up His life for them. They must be pretty special to his heart and definitely worth getting to know, if even in these short little conversations.
- Sisterhood is a beautiful thing. When I first began considering rushing for Greek Life, my favorite aspect of it was the philanthropy. But as I learned more and visited all of the houses on the first day, I realized how much I loved the aspect of sisterhood. Many of the sorority women talked about how they laughed together, cried together, and were always there for each other. At least from what I have seen in the movies, being sisters in a sorority is a big deal. When girls find out that another person belongs to the same sorority as them, they get really excited and show such love to one another over the instant connection and bond of sisterhood they have. Like so, this reminds me of the sisterhood that I have in the body of Christ. It is my hope that we can laugh together, cry together and share one another’s burdens, and always be there for one another. May we share an instant bond of joy and love because we too, are part of the same family, and what a joy that is!
- In light of eternity, only Christ truly matters. This has been a hard process of praying big and making my requests known to God, but also trusting and believing that He is a good Father who knows what is truly best for me. I know where I want to be and I am hoping that it aligns with His will, but also have been so encouraged by this:
“And if not, He is still good.” ~ A paraphrasing of Daniel 3:18
No matter what happens this next week, may I still believe that God is good and has my best interest in mind. Whether or not my will aligns with His for Greek Life does not define my worth and identity. No matter what, God still loves and chose to die for me, a love worth more than anything. I am excited to see what these next few weeks hold, and through it all, God is good.
“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (italicized for emphasis)