Humans of Southwestern - Alondra Zavala
Originally posted Spring Semester 2017
"I'm writing about this for the next issue for Status. I guess something I've been meditating upon is Ephesians 4:1-3, what is the calling that God has given me? In all lowliness and gentleness, long suffering, and bearing love for one another, God brought to my attention the part about long suffering; it literally means, suffer for long. To me that captures my attention because if you look up the definition; it means that to not be easily entangled in anger, or trial and tribulation. I believe that God not only calls us in our own major, because that's not enough, He also has a call for us in our trials. He gave me, gave us, a role, a purpose in tribulation, that has been going on for years. Reflecting Christ's character in every way of our life is what He wants for us. I believe through trials; he wants us specifically to build our character. See, building my character is not just for myself, but for the people around me as well, my family and my friends. He wants us to reflect on how we can be a better daughter, person, student and friend. Not just by saying, "I'm praying for you." But specifically seeking the person's love language because you care for them. I really would like for everyone to, if possible, take time to pause and meditate on what God really wants you to do with your daily life."