Growing up in the Christian church, every Christian kid has sung the lyrics, “Don’t hid it under a bushel, NO! I’m gonna let it shine.” However, looking back, these lyrics signify so much more than just sharing your Christian faith. Just as you let your faith shine, you should also let your passions shine. Do you like to write? Write for Chimes and Dialogue! Do you have a secret passion for dancing? Audition for Dance Guild or Rangeela! The opportunities at Calvin are endless. To miss out on one of them because you are nervous about putting yourself out there would be a waste.
This mentality extends far past clubs, too. Jobs, internships and academics all fall under this thought process. You’ll never get anything if you don’t apply for it. Even if you don’t get whatever it is you tried out for, you’ll at least gain some wisdom and insight toward how to improve yourself for the future. Don’t let the intimidation of competition or improbability stop you from applying for things you’d really enjoy. After all, who knows? God does not call the qualified. Instead, he qualifies the called.