Hi my name is Melchizedek Aarons. I am 18 years old. I graduated from Wyandanch High School and Long Island High School for the Arts in June 2015. I am a Jazz Musician who plays the saxophone, piano, drums and guitar. I am also a photographer and a videographer. Currently I attend The Lincoln University in PA. I am a freshman in college, who has a unique mindset, which helps enable me to be hardworking, dedicated and focused.
The transition from home to college is never easy. There is so much you are exposed to and so much negative things you are pressured into doing. Satan does not take a day off. He works from sunrise to sunset, every day of our lives he is at work. Influencing, leading people down the wrong path, and hurting the minds of our rapidly aging youth, corrupting, deceiving and destroying.
When you are in college you have to make wise decisions and be responsible for your actions. You have to also be mindful of the consequences. Your family and friends are so proud of you and expect to hear good news that your graduation day is finally here, so you tell yourself that failure is not an option! Fortunately for me I have a strong spiritual foundation build around me from my upbringing. When the days seem dark I make believe I am on my saxophone and hum to the song, “Jesus build a fence all around me every day, Lord I want you to protect me as I travel along the way Lord I know you can, Lord I know you will….”Then I‘m reminded of the words to one of my favorite songs, “God is able to do just what He says He would do. He’s going to fulfill every promise to you. Don’t give up on God because He won’t give up on you He’s able.” Every day when I wake up I kneel down and clasp my hands, then I thank God for my family who has instilled such strong morals and values in me. I also thank God for my church family who has surrounded me with their prayers, blessings and love. I thank God for my faith and the leader it has developed in me and I thank Him for the opportunity to be in college.
When my roommate or friends are experiencing rough times I feel so blessed because I am able to encourage. When they think of doing wrong, I am able to redirect.