I’ve been ducked off, because I’m in the home stretch of one of the most challenging semesters during college.. 📢 SUMMER SEMESTER! *cue Halloween screams and epic fail music* 😩
This semester has been a living nightmare in the form of Geometry. I’m serious, I literally scream at the sight of triangles, circles, and polygons; oh my! Triangles, circles, and polygons, oh my! I keep hearing this creepy little song in my head, and it makes me wish that I was off to see the wonderful wizard of Math, but since there is no wonderful wizard of math, or at least not that I know of, I’ll settle for some one on one tutoring. Thank God for my Math teacher!
God bless her, but when it comes to Geometry… I hate it here! I’m not fond of Algebra either! I knew that summer semester would be challenging but oh, the struggle! Summer semester consists of a ton of work within a itty bitty tinny wenny amount of time. Basically sixteen weeks of work is crammed into eight weeks, so you have to work twice as hard.
The math class that I’m in is set up in tiers, so some students are in tier 1, some tier two, others tier three. All of the classes are online and you must pass EVERY topic test and unit test with a 100% or you must take the tests over, and over, and over, and over, and over… The number of times I’ve taken some of these tests goes on and on like the numbers in Pi. 🤦🏾♀️ Okay, maybe not that many times, but it feels like it. I’ve wanted to drop out of school so many times during this semester because it’s like my brain wasn’t comprehending anything.
Today is the deadline to master all unit tests. Students who fail won’t be allowed to take the final exam. Basically, had I failed the unit tests today, I would have failed the class, but God! I’m in the home stretch now, and all I have to do is pass this final exam and then it’s sayonara geometry!
Eww! I just cringed at the little geometry emoji (ugh again) that popped up as I was typing. Lol I don’t think you understand how much I dislike Geometry. (Ugh, it popped up again) I feel attacked! Anyway, this is my current struggle, but I’m making it. I was ready to give up, but it’s like God unlocked a part of my brain that I didn’t know I had, and on this final day of pass or fail, I’ve managed to master all my unit tests.
I got my certification for radio production in the spring, but I’m working towards a degree in Broadcasting, but listen here, geo….. had me so stressed out, I was about settle for my radio production certification only! I guess that God has other plans though, because I’ve talked to him several times, and I told Him, Lord, if I don’t get it on this day, then I’m going to take that as a sign from you that I don’t need a Broadcasting degree. Again, I guess He has other plans. The crazy thing is, I never planned a career in Broadcasting. I enrolled in college (after 17 years of graduating college) because I wanted to spunk up my writing ability, you know, give it a lil umph! Put a lil stank on it! Lol okay, maybe not a lil stank, but … okay, I’m getting off topic.
I’m saying all of this to say, God has a plan. Oftentimes His plans are not our plans, but He will equip us with what we need to get through what we go through. Sometimes the process is difficult. Sometimes you may want to say 🤬 this! But trust the process.
If He brought you to it, He will see you through it. The difficulties only make you better, smarter, wiser, stronger. I don’t know where God is taking you at this moment in your life, but wherever He is leading you, trust Him in it. Sometimes it may feel like it isn’t His will, but just because something is hard, doesn’t mean it’s not meant to be. Oftentimes it’s quite the opposite!
Anything worth having is worth the fight, or worth the work. 💪🏾 So, continue to put in the work. You’re sowing seeds, and if you stay the course, one day you will reap a harvest! The difficulties does two things; it teaches us to be strong and it teaches us a lesson. Don’t give up! 💜
Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.