This semester I have been tried and tested in new ways. I have seen many sleepless nights, fought back a countless number of tears, wrestled with doubt, and I have even revisited asking God why He allowed me to be in this program if He sees me struggling so much in my class; and what it comes down to at the end of the day is purpose. Even on my worst day, the Lord is faithful to remind me that there is a blessing in the storm. It’s easy to be grateful when things are going well; but when things don’t work out the way that you expected them to, what will your attitude be then? How will you choose to respond?
Today I vacillated between feelings of defeat, and having a spirit of expectancy. I chose the latter.
Isaiah 55:11 says, “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me void; Without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
I received a word from the Lord that I was supposed to be in this Interactive Media Master’s degree program and I am standing on His word and holding on to His promise. What I am learning is that God concerns Himself less with easing my discomfort in a particular season, and focuses more on building my character through those seasons so that I am more prepared to fulfill the purpose for which He has created me.