By Jhila Tercheria
Cual es tu destino?
We chalked this question on the main thoroughfares of campus to advertise Destino at NC State University. Little did I know the profound impact it would have. What is my Destiny? What is my path? Am I going in the right direction? I bet if you counted how many times a day a college student thinks about their future, you would have to stop counting.
A few nights ago, when I drove Alexis and Erin home from campus, I thought I’d throw out the question again.
“Do you guys think you have a destiny?”
“Yes!” Alexis answered. “I think God has given me a special gift to be able to read others’ emotions. I just listen to people and I empathize with them almost as if it were me experiencing their story. As I pursue medicine, I know this is something God wants me to use to help heal people. But more recently, I am intrigued by the spiritual side of this. I want to help heal people’s souls.”
“What about you Erin?” I asked.
“I know I have a Destiny,” came the voice from the back seat. “I just don’t know what that is yet….”
As encouraging as it was to hear Alexis’s growing excitement for God’s path, I realized that more students were experiencing what Erin felt – uncertainty and not a strong grounding in their future with God. We are so pumped that students are willing to share their desire, fears, and frustrations with us about their future.