I'm sitting at a Starbucks in downtown Chicago...thinking. For those of you who know me, you're well aware that Chicago is one of my most favorite cities in the whole entire world. Across the street-not even a stone's throw away-I can see the Loyola University School of Law.
I remember growing up and hearing the stories of Moses and the children of Israel. It took them years to cross a distance that shouldn't have taken more than a matter of days.
The separation between the children of Israel and their destiny was about the width of the Dead Sea...not ocean...the Dead Sea. I can imagine it was like looking at a bundle of hundred dollar bills locked up in a glass case, without having any way to open it.
How many times have you felt as though you were so far from your goal it seemed like you would NEVER reach it? We all go through it, but in spite of everything, we cannot lose sight of our purpose, our goal, or our objective.
As I toured the campus today, I did not enter the building as a foreigner, but as a candidate of the entering class of 2011. Much like Joshua and Caleb, I was merely investigating the land...and you know what...I felt one of the greatest feelings of peace. Not because of anything I did in and of myself, but because I knew that God was merely following through on His promise...and what is the promise, you ask? That he had a purpose for me from within my mother's womb, and the experiences he has brought me through have provided me with the skills and tools to necessary to achieve my destiny.
I don't know exactly what the future holds, but I do know that with God moving ahead of me...its going to be an unforgettable journey which will only continue to get better.