#myAUArchStory - Lissette Chavez

Growing up I had this dream of becoming a nurse one day and I truly believed it was a dream between God and me. I had no idea that God had other plans for me, ones that I was nowhere near understanding or knowing. So, when I graduated high school I followed my dream and I pursed that dream for 4 years.   During those 4 years I struggled and struggled, immensely, emotionally, physically, and mentally. There were times I wanted to give up but stubbornly continued with that dream. A dream that I knew I wasn’t passionate about or motivated but continued pursing it not for myself but to prove those who said I would fail and wouldn’t achieve in it. Instead of listening to God I was running away from Him and the path He had chosen for me. When I was exhausted in all aspects and couldn’t go any further I made one of the toughest decisions of my life at the time. With much struggle I decided to let go of my dream and follow Gods dream, still being an unknown to me. I thought hard of what I was going to do having no idea of my interests but as the new school year was approaching I knew I needed to pick something. About to pick a whole different career again I remembered my best friend mentioning a career test and I wasn’t so sure how it was going to be but decided to take it anyway.   When my results came out I was shocked and didn’t know exactly how to process it but I decided to follow through with it. I knew I was about to enter a career that I barely had any knowledge of. Extremely hesitant I ended up choosing Interior Design and ever since then I have followed it blindly but at the same time having God open doors for me, one being Andrews University again, in order to come back. I have no idea why this is the career God had chosen, but one day I will understand His plan for me. As each day goes by He is showing me little by little to love His path and I am learning to. I am finding out a talent I never knew I had and learning to love it but at the same time scared of a world that is unknown to me. But then again, I know that God wouldn’t have given me a path that He didn’t believe I could succeed in. Even though I must face the consequences every day for my actions, I am now following His plan but not for others this time but for myself and Him.    Lissette Chavez | 1st Year | Grandview, Texas USA

Growing up I had this dream of becoming a nurse one day and I truly believed it was a dream between God and me. I had no idea that God had other plans for me, ones that I was nowhere near understanding or knowing. So, when I graduated high school I followed my dream and I pursed that dream for 4 years. 

During those 4 years I struggled and struggled, immensely, emotionally, physically, and mentally. There were times I wanted to give up but stubbornly continued with that dream. A dream that I knew I wasn’t passionate about or motivated but continued pursing it not for myself but to prove those who said I would fail and wouldn’t achieve in it. Instead of listening to God I was running away from Him and the path He had chosen for me. When I was exhausted in all aspects and couldn’t go any further I made one of the toughest decisions of my life at the time. With much struggle I decided to let go of my dream and follow Gods dream, still being an unknown to me. I thought hard of what I was going to do having no idea of my interests but as the new school year was approaching I knew I needed to pick something. About to pick a whole different career again I remembered my best friend mentioning a career test and I wasn’t so sure how it was going to be but decided to take it anyway. 

When my results came out I was shocked and didn’t know exactly how to process it but I decided to follow through with it. I knew I was about to enter a career that I barely had any knowledge of. Extremely hesitant I ended up choosing Interior Design and ever since then I have followed it blindly but at the same time having God open doors for me, one being Andrews University again, in order to come back. I have no idea why this is the career God had chosen, but one day I will understand His plan for me. As each day goes by He is showing me little by little to love His path and I am learning to. I am finding out a talent I never knew I had and learning to love it but at the same time scared of a world that is unknown to me. But then again, I know that God wouldn’t have given me a path that He didn’t believe I could succeed in. Even though I must face the consequences every day for my actions, I am now following His plan but not for others this time but for myself and Him. 

Lissette Chavez | 1st Year | Grandview, Texas USA