A Full Life

May 23, 2022
By Alaina (Olson) Selzler

Sir Jimmie Blog

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In John 10:10, Jesus said, “I have come that they mayhave life, and have it to the full.” In this passage he is talking about his people—the ones he called by name to follow him. Coming to the University of Jamestown has allowed me to experience this promise.

It is here that I found what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus; what it’s like to have a community of people building me up; and how beautiful life can be with Christ in it. I also learned what it’s like to struggle with faith and have doubts, but I have come so far and learned so much, and it amazes me how fulfilling life is when you’re in it with God and other amazing people around you.

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I did not start out college with all this knowledge and fulfillment, though. My freshman year felt lonely and unsure, but some amazing people came along and made me feel seen and loved. And now, I absolutely love showing kindness to freshmen and anyone who needs it, because I know how impactful it was for me. Being a senior, I now know how important it is to build other people up and give them a chance to be their authentic selves. 

So, if I could leave you with anything, I’d leave you with this: Live life to the full! I believe this fullness comes from knowing and loving Jesus Christ. Having a fulfilled life doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. It means it was worth it. This is a lesson I’m so thankful to have learned at the University of Jamestown, and I will continue to put it into practice for the rest of my life.

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