When I was studying a few years ago, I had one final paper to submit- it was the summation of all we had learnt. We had to apply the teachings to a real problem and offer a solution based on theory. The paper was fifteen thousand words long and, in true dissertation style, with all the referencing (that took hours to type), the whole nine yards as they say.
I had recently been promoted to a position that took me from one end of the country to the next, this had also been the first time in Trinidad and Tobago that this course was being offered and everyone was looking at us. I had really struggled through part of school; it was a lot to do whilst working. I never anticipated the promotion and when it came I was in shock.
The promotion was really ill timed – having to spend so much time in travelling and dealing with one of the largest offices was really going to have a negative impact on my studies. Everyone was assigned Supervisors to oversee our progress. I met with my Supervisor and explained the situation. At this time I was really spent, I had no energy or time and I felt the walls closing in on me. I made up my mind to put off this paper until the following semester, knowing that I wouldn’t graduate with my class mates.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; In all ways acknowledge Him.
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— Christian PRAYERS (@christianstt1) May 10, 2016
My Supervisor had gone through what I was able to draft at that point. She then looked me straight in the eye and simply said “I think you can do it, you know.” My eyes welled up, and somehow I felt encouraged by that one positive word. I knew God was speaking through her and I said that I would try. With God’s grace, I completed that paper in three weeks. I will never forget how God stood by my side, for my belief in these few words He used someone to say to me.I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 Click To Tweet
In the Bible, God spoke to many great men a specific word on a purpose they had to fulfill. He spoke to Joshua after Moses died (Joshua 1). In Genesis 12, He gave Abraham a word. When Jacob ran away from home, God gave him a dream and a visitation (Genesis 28 & 32) and in Exodus 3, He spoke to Moses about freeing a nation (His own people).
All these men were great men, and they did great and mighty acts for God and God’s people, because they chose to believe and trust in the word God had spoken over their lives.Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Eph. 6:10 Click To Tweet
Have courage in God as His word spoken over your life will sustain you. I know it’s hard at times, but God’s word is as sure as the sun comes up and sets each day. His Word says in Isaiah 55: 10-11
For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
May God’s grace and unmerited favor flood your heart and may His word strengthen and sustain you, Amen.
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