More about Adriaan:
Adriaan is a first-year TMT student and dreams of one day building a strong, healthy household. “I want to be a great father and husband and truly believe my calling is to become that one day,” Adriaan said without a doubt.
What are some of the challenges you face in your daily life?
One of the challenges Adriaan faces daily is fearing that he might get stuck in a routine. “It’s so easy to become engulfed in the default setting sometimes, not really living, just existing and getting everything done. I don’t want to be mediocre.” Adriaan wants this year to help him live an extraordinary life.
How do you overcome these challenges?
Time management is a huge part of Adriaan’s life. It helps him ensure that he’s still making time for the things he loves and the things that matter – really matter. “Sometimes you need to make sacrifices, but you have to make a conscious decision every day and decide on what you’re going to spend your time and invest your energy on and if it’s important or not,” Adriaan explained.
What is one of the best memories of your life?
Adriaan thinks back to his favourite memory. He immediately thought about his recent experience in Hartenbos during ‘Stranddiens’. They camped near the beach for three weeks, getting closer to God, doing fun activities and connecting with the youth. His favourite part of the experience was seeing how they united as a team and became stronger together moving forward.
Any words of advice for people who need hope?
Adriaan’s favourite quote in times of need is “The fight for joy, is the fight to see God’s glory.” Adriaan continued to describe that the power of the quote lies in the simplicity behind it. “It reminds me that real joy and God’s glory is the same thing.”