I recently decided I should probably listen to God about going back to school to get my Bachelor Degree and eventually my Master’s Degree. It definitely wasn’t something I decided on my own. There are plenty of things I could do in my spare time. However, God has huge plans for me and I want to be obedient .
My first class was on the Old Testament and it was a lot of fun; after all I was learning about Jesus!
My second class…. a seated mandatory class on Statistics . Really God? 15 weeks of statistics in 5 weeks, for my second class? I might be more motivated if it was my last class and I needed it to graduate . However, my second class, it makes it easier to quit.
In my past, I would have dropped the class and decide I could do something else, anything else. This time though, I knew I didn’t want to run away from God’s call on my life.
On day one I was pretty sure I was going to end up in the hospital with a severe anxiety attack! I couldn’t even talk to my husband on the phone without gasping for air.
I kept reminding myself if this were easy, everyone would be doing it.
Statistics is over… I survived because of lessons Jesus taught me.
1. Take it minute by minute. Do not look ahead, because if you do the tasks seem unbearable .
2. Call on others to pray. I had specific people pouring in my life through prayer.
3. Have patience. If you know me at all, I don’t excel in this area.
4. Become more humble…ask people for help. Don’t let Satan win by making you feel stupid!
I learned the last 5 weeks to take each moment as it came. Every day verses or encouragement through others was just enough to get me through the moment I was in.
The last week of class this scripture was placed in my life.
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! PATIENT ENDURANCE is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all He has promised.” Hebrews 10 :35-36 NLT
I don’t know my grade yet, but I do know I passed. Because I was obedient to God, He will see me through .
Had God placed this scripture in my life day one of Statistics I would not have truly appreciated it.
He chose to place it in my life the last week.
This is the verse I will cling to until I walk down that aisle at graduation .
Whatever you are walking through approach that situation with patient endurance. God will work through and in you in that situation .