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So in a month I will be graduating from high school. Woah. I’ve waited for this day for soo long and it’s finally in sight. I didn’t think I would ever consider collage. I mean, the plan was to graduate high school and get on the mission field as fast as possible. That was my plan. However, God has been putting this huge desire on my heart to go to collage. Being home schooled my entire life, I feel so over whelmed. I know for a fact that if I do go to collage it will be for nursing. Nursing has always been a dream of mine, but it has always been just that. A dream. Something I never thought would happen. Since I’m so far behind on everything (applying for collages, SAT’s etc.) I’m thinking I’ll take a gap year. I guess I just need advice on if this is stupid. If I could really even do this whole nursing school thing, and if a gap year is idiotic. If you are going for nursing advice would be AWESOME. If you’re just going to collage for whatever and you have a little nugget of advice that would be just as awesome. I mean is this whole taking a gap year then going to nursing school just a stupid thing altogether? I could really use a gal pal with experience to help shed some light on this whole thing. Thanks!

May 18, 2015 at 09:33
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I’ve totally been there! I graduated last year and spent most of my senior year stressed out. I had opportunities to do mission work. I’ve always been academically minded, and had people in my life tell me that if I didn’t go to college I’d never really be saved. (Um…Ouch!) I was homeschooled since second grade, and my parents wanted me to follow God’s plan for my life, not society’s.
But senior year is such a tough place to be! I’ve seen so many homeschooled kids finish high school with a splat and end up settling for less than God’s plan. Scary. I’ve also seen kids who dumped every cent they had into a college that they hated. In the end they didn’t even know why they were there.
God has more than that for you! If you feel called to be a nurse that is such a gift! If He opens the doors for you to go to college this year that’s amazing! However there is NOTHING stupid about taking a year to assess and evaluate your life. What’s stupid is when someone sits on the couch cramming Cheetos into their face, expecting God to drop His will on them like a lottery ticket. I can tell that’s not you! You have a desire to please the Lord and be used by Him. He is not going to forsake that.
The verse that got me through my senior year is Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.”
I’ve had friends that were called by God to leave their homes and go thousands of miles away to college. However one day I looked up and realized that the life I wanted was right in front of me. I had a full time ministry I was involved in, a girls Bible study group that I was training up, and a writing career that college would have only stopped and stagnated. I have invested into my ministry and my writing and let me tell you, it has been a rich and wonderful year full of blessing! Maybe you are supposed to take a year off. If so, take this year and delve deeper into who God is. Maybe consider a short term mission project for a few months to see if that’s what He’s calling you to do.
These questions also helped me through that decision time:
Who do want to be in ten years?
Are you making little choices every day that will lead to becoming that person?
If God told you that you could pick any career path and He would bless it what would you pick?
Don’t be afraid of making the wrong decision. If you are seeking God for your future He’s not going to hide it from you. He will make your next step clear. Commit your way to Him, Sister. Trust Also in Him. He will bring it to pass. I promise.

May 19, 2015 at 06:23
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KalissaMinistry

I got you girl. I’ve been homeschooled my whole life too and I totally understand how overwhelming it is. Even just registering for classes was so confusing! It sounds like taking a gap year is a good plan, but also realize that God can open doors in amazing ways. My brother started the application process to a school two weeks before he was suppose to be there one time and it all worked out.
Really, my advice is, just take it one step at a time. You really just have to look at the list of things to do and just take each thing as it comes. It’s really scary to look at that list, but once you start chipping away at it it’s not that bad.
I finished high school a year early and decided to stay my last year as a kind of gap year and I’m really glad I did it that way. It has been so nice to just have a year when I wasn’t weighed down with school to go through the application process, take the ACT and get stuff done. I would also suggest getting a job this year. Even if it’s just a part time job it’s good experience, it gives you something to do and you’ll have some extra money for school when you get there.
Hope this helps! Have fun and enjoy this process. You only go through it once and some day you’ll look back on all this and wish you could do it all over again.

May 19, 2015 at 08:40
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