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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Dear Thames

The Ultimate Bid Card

It’s almost Bid Day.

The past several days have been filled with meeting new friends, putting your best foot forward, and awaiting Sunday. A week filled with dreams of sisters from all over, new T-shirts, swaps, and Fried Fridays in the sorority house.

It can also be a week filled with a lot of anxiety: seven days of wondering which house you will run to on Sunday, feeling like everyone is watching you, and constantly having a pit in your stomach.

A lot of emotions, a lot of confusion, a lot of joy, and a lot of worry. Rush Week is a lot of things.

However, Rush Week is not everything. It may feel like it now, being the only thing girls in your dorm talk about and the only thing you’re thinking about. But there is so much more to your life than this week and even the next four years.

You see, God has plans that go beyond Bid Day. And they’re even better than that sorority sign you dream of throwing. His ways are greater because His Greek letters (Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end) cannot even compare to the Greek letters you are so desperate to wear.

God’s love isn’t based on your legacy status or your high school GPA. It doesn’t change based on what you pledge. It doesn’t fail. If you give Him your heart, you are His heir—an active member of His kingdom. And I hear that His kingdom is better than every Fried Friday.

So tomorrow, don't lose sight of who you are and Whose you are just because you aren’t invited back for Pref Night. Don’t think that your God has overlooked your personality and the way you love others. Don’t lose yourself on Sorority Row or Rebel Drive.

Instead, remember that your God would do anything to have you wear His jersey. He is pursuing you more than any active member is. He is the ultimate Rush Chair, sending His Son to die for Your sins so that you could live in paradise forever.

1 Peter 2:9 says it all.

 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

My prayer is that your bid card would not make you question your identity, but rather, that you would be renewed and reminded of your identity in Christ. You are chosen, loved, and rushed every single day by your God. This Bid Day and always, run to Him, where your bid card will be waiting.


To contact Olivia, email oliviahdear@gmail.com.

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