"Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." - II Cor 12:9
My alarm blared at 7:00 AM. I went through my normal morning routine, quite tired and it was only my 2nd day into finals. I drove what seemed like forever to school, parked and stepped out of my car. As I usually do, I stepped over to the other side of my car expecting to grab my bookbag, jacket, and tea.
There. Was. Nothing. There.
*Thinks to self: Nope. Nope. Nope. This cannot be happening.* That bookbag contained 3 essential items: my wallet, my computer, and study materials for a final that was approaching in less than 2 hours. *Maybe drive back home? nope. I'll never make it through traffic.*
1. Would you believe that as I was approaching the building, the school's Technology Services guru was coming out of the door? I literally ran to him and begged to borrow a computer from the school. "Sure, we'll just need to get your license or ID." *insert face palm* Again, no license, no ID. Quite frankly, all I had was my phone and keys. He arranged for my car keys to serve as collateral and I walked away with a computer to study with AND to take my exam on.
2. I sit down. Flustered. Annoyed with myself. I hate to admit it... but even anxious. *Great!!! I have a computer but still not a single thing to study from* Would y'all believe that I found the completed study guide for my final in my email inbox all thanks to a collaboration with a classmate? We had completed the guide together the previous week and there it was.. just waiting for me. #GodIsClutch
3. 10 AM rolls around and I nervously head into my final – ready to accept whatever grade pops up on my screen. Welp... that grade that popped up was an A. Me... the person who had just had an awful, stressful morning. An A. A whole, entire A.
Each step of the way, God held my hand and led me towards the next step. This post, that grade of an A, that entireeeee day is ALL to the Glory of God. Like 2 Corinthians 12:9, I am GLAD to boast in my weaknesses. In moments were I feel like I've taken massive and traumatic Ls (losses), God ALWAYS turns them to Ws (wins). I won't concern myself with the hows and the whys.
If you're currently in a valley, a place where you feel like absolutely nothing is working out, please know God is still in control. The same way He worked EVERYTHING out for me is the same way He can alter your situation and circumstances for the better. As 2018 creeps up on us, I encourage you (and myself) to remember God's faithfulness over 2017. Remember to keep Him first in all things!
Cheers to a great 2017 and an even better New Year!