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Asian American InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (AAIV) is a fellowship at the University of Washington. We look to empower Asian Americans to transform the campus.





When the going gets tough, it’s gets really tough.

Ever since I was young, I had a sense of what I wanted to do, and how to do it. My hard work would pay off, and I could be at a place I wanted to be at. Then, seemingly out of nowhere these last few years, I started to fall short of meeting my life goals. Like, ALL of them. Some of the things happening in my life were out of my control, and after years of having things work out, it seemed like my life was unraveling. Life was handing me L after L and I exasperated. In turn, I started to get frustrated with God and blamed Him. It seemed like I was at the most important part of my life, and God just left me on my own.

As much as I’d like to say things started to go my way again and my relationship with God was repaired, things didn’t exactly go that way. What did change however, was my perspective. After a while, through the people God put in my life, He told me that I needed to stop living for myself and dictating exactly how my life was going to go—I had to be comfortable letting Jesus guide my life in the direction He needed it to go. Accepting that has been one of the largest obstacles in my faith, and it’s something that I’m having trouble facing even today. Heck, it’s probably something I’ll struggle with until I die. Since I started to acknowledge this however, I’ve been able to see so many different kinds of blessings and silver linings God has put in my life. I know everybody has heard this, but I think it’s really important to trust in the plan God has for each one of us. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. God gets going.