Four Years Summarized in Three Words

This Saturday marks the end of my undergraduate career at CIU.  When I arrived as a freshman, I was planning to stay for a year and then transfer to a public university to obtain a Spanish degree.  I’m so thankful that, though we make plans, God is the One who determines our steps (Proverbs 16:9).

The past four years have been full of excitement, adventures, and learning.  But there have also been disappointments, challenges, and frustration.

Having said that, I can summarize my college years – the good and the bad – in three little words:

He is enough.

Whether or not I realized it at the time, I have never faced a bad day, major disappointment, or change of plans for which His grace was not sufficient.  He has not failed me.  He has proven Himself to be faithful day in and day out.

Four years, several courses, hundreds of chapels, and quite a bit of money later, those three words (and the life lesson they represent) make the entire experience worthwhile.  As thrilled as I’ll be to receive a diploma on Saturday, I’m even more grateful to leave CIU with three words through which I can filter every past, present, and future circumstance.

He is enough.

-Abbey Le Roy

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