“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6-7
It’s funny how life works. Pulling from my own life, I am in the last 5 weeks of classes, scholarship requirements, homework, and also preparing for licensing. The pressure is high and as I have been working my way through what was a two-page master to-do list, I was feeling he pressure from it all. There was a moment last night where I wondered if all of this was really worth it. For a split second, I weighed how easy it would be to sabotage myself and everything I’ve worked for. Luckily, I had my moment and the logical side of me kicked in and I quickly got back to what I was doing.
I wondered if I really wanted to share this or not. For the record, I do not share this to brag on myself. Yes, I work hard but everything I do is to the glory of God and at a standard of excellence. The rewards and accolades are nice, but ultimately, He gets all the glory and praise for without Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I received a letter in the mail today saying that due to a 4.0 semester in the fall, I was inducted into the President’s Honor Roll at Bacone College.
This is really a testimony of how far God has brought me. I began as a freshman in Bacone’s Christian Ministry program in 2009 where I finished my first semester with a 1.82 GPA. I’m currently a year from graduating in the same program. It’s safe to say that God has brought me full-circle. Again, sharing this was never to brag on myself in any way but to say literally, “What a mighty God we serve”. I feel that He used this letter notifying me of my academic achievements as a way to remind me of the bigger picture. I have been so focused on each individual task that I needed to get done and was getting lost in the pressures and anxieties of day-to-day life being a fulltime student as well as preparing for my licensing. I needed to be reminded of the One who brought me to this place.
It seemed like after the initial excitement died down (I am still really excited to see this), I was able to think with a clear head and had more confidence in myself that I was going to get everything accomplished that I needed to and that it would be okay.
The verse I used at the top of this post is one that many people know and is comforting. Knowing God will supply everything we need and give us the supernatural peace only found in Him like He always has really opened my eyes and allowed me to come to a place where I could trust Him even deeper.
To whoever is reading this, know that no matter the situation, God’s got it. He’s in control and everything will work out. Cast all of your cares, worries, and fears onto Him because He cares for you. I’ve said this before but it’s never about how big your storm is…it’s always about how big your God is.
Peace and love.
Love and light,