You know how God has a way of doing things that totally contradict what your plans? He has a way of nudging you until you can’t ignore it and eventually if you allow Him to push you, you’ll end up where He wants you to be. I thought I had the next few years all planned out. Last summer, my plan was to finish high school, go to Belhaven Collegeand major in dance and minor in creative writing, come home and teach ballet. This year, my plan has changed; God has led me in a new direction.

 

I guess it started when I visited Belhaven last year. I loved the campus and the professors but something just wasn’t right. But I had it in my head that I was going there. That was God’s first nudge.

That summer (2008) I went to Joffrey South. There, I met with Valerieand told her my plan. Her reply was to encourage me not to stop performing. This was the next nudge

 

At the beginning of this year, I started taking open classes twice a week at the Atlanta Ballet. As the year wore on, God made it clear that I should pursue a career in dance. With this decision, I knew that I needed more training in order for this to become a reality. Through a series of events, I was invited to be a part of the pre-professional program at Atlanta Ballet. In January, I started taking there part time and I will be enrolled full time in the fall.

 

Next year, I will graduate from high school/college(yes, God worked out the education too) and then I will try to enter the dance world. My plan went from being very stable to very uncertain but I know that God has everything under control. I am very excited about using my gifts to glorify Him and can't wait to see what He has in store (although I'm a little nervous too).

 

The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps ~Proverbs 16:9

 

 

 

 

 

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