This morning I am excited to welcome Miss Autumn Claxton back to TCS. Autumn is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2022. Autumn is currently attending Mercer, where she was accepted into the "Special Considerations Program" for the Mercer School of Medicine. Autumn's Undergraduate Degree will be in Biochemistry, with the intent of attending medical school and becoming a pediatrician. Take it away, Autumn!
Dear Trinity Family,
I have been a part of the Trinity family for the past ten years. Trinity has made a lifelong impact on me that I will cherish forever. Trinity’s mission statement is “Teaching the Truth.” Throughout my ten years at Trinity, I was taught the truth every single day. I was so honored to be selected as the student to write the first devotion to be put on the website, but if I am being honest, I had no clue where to start. Trinity has taught me so many valuable lessons over the years that it was hard to find just one to talk about, but there has been one thing in particular that has changed my life over this past year. Everyone knows that seniors are faced with many decisions, and most of these decisions can change the whole trajectory of your life. Throughout the college application process, I was extremely anxious about making all of the right decisions. I remember speaking on this subject in our small group with the other senior girls. We were all nervous about college decisions, choosing majors, choosing dorms, and choosing roommates. As the days grew closer, I grew more and more anxious about making all of these decisions. In our next small group meeting, Mrs. Rogers encouraged us to choose one word to be our motto for our lives this year. In this season of anxiety, I chose the word trust. For me, this meant letting go and trusting that God has a plan, and the outcome is in His hands. Personally, I have always struggled with letting go and trusting. I like to have control, but I finally realized that the choices that I was so worried about were not even really my choices to make. These decisions were ultimately God’s. He opened and closed many doors. I did not always understand or like the doors He was closing, but He was revealing His plan for my life. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” God had a plan all along. We see a little small portion of the big picture that God sees. We like to look at all of the negative things happening in our lives, but Romans 8:28 says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” God will work all things out for the good of those who love Him. All of the horrible things that happen in our lives are still for our good. We just might not understand his plan yet. Next time you are feeling anxious, remember that God has a plan for you, and He is working for your good.