Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14

The first semester of my final year at University was a rough one for me. I worked the best I could have with the hopes and dreams of getting closer to receiving an honorary award for graduation.

I waited throughout the Christmas holiday for my grades to be posted but they were not posted until I returned to school for the new semester.  After seeing my grades I was and still am left in a state of disappointment.

Well, the good thing is that I passed all of my classes with the help of God. However, instead of being closer to my honorary mark, it seemed as if my grade point average hadn’t moved much. These past few weeks since I have returned to school, I have often felt unfocused and demotivated. The academic race is not yet over, yet a feeling of weariness has somehow overtaken me.

With all of this said, this situation can be likened to our walk with Christ. Often times we plead with God in prayer and even beg  Him to give us the desires of our hearts, but as soon as God  doesn’t  come through when and how we want Him to, we start to lose faith and take our hearts and minds off of Him. We lose our focus and our motivation to press on.  As I write this I am also trying to encourage myself to pick up the pieces and press forward.

The races that we run in life whether it be spiritual or academic is not for the swift but it is for all those who will determine to hold on to the end.  God’s timing is impeccable, I have proven this many times before and I know he will allow me to prove him again.

I need the prayers of those I love.

By: Arielle Williams


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