"The transition from home to college is not going to be easy. There is so much I will be exposed to and so much negative things I will be pressured into doing. Satan does not take a day off. He works from sunrise to sunset, every day of our lives he’s at work influencing, and leading one down the wrong path, corrupting, deceiving and destroying one’s mind but we must hold strong. When I go to college I will have to make wise decisions and be responsible for my actions. I will also have to be mindful that there are consequences for the wrong choices made. When you leave to go to college your family and friends are so proud of you. Most times they will send you off in a special way, with lots of love and support but they are looking and expecting to hear good news that your graduation day is fast approaching, so it’s important to remember and constantly tell one’s self that failure is not an option!
Fortunately for me I come from a strong spiritual foundation. So when those dim days approach.
I will make believe I am on my saxophone and hum to the song, “Jesus build a fence all around me every day, Lord I want you to protect me as I travel along the way, Lord I know you can, Lord I know you will. And when those dark days come I will pick up my saxophone and ring out my favorite song He’s Able, “God is able to do just what He says He would do. He’s going to fulfill every promise to you. Don’t give up on God because He won’t give up on you He’s able.”
I am so thankful to God for my family who has instilled such strong morals and values in me. I am also thankful to God for my church family who has surrounded me with their prayers, blessings and love. I am thankful for my faith and the leader it has developed in me. I am extremely grateful for an opportunity to go to college. I know it won’t be easy but I strongly believe that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"