"Prayer should be a first response, not a last resort."
How profound. Prayer is typically my last resort. Sadly. In the last couple of weeks I have finished up my first semester back at school and started my second. Things were going well until I received a letter that basically said I needed to get my grades up if I wanted to remain in school. Then, today, I learn that I am doing the exact opposite in one of my classes. So bad so that I need to drop the course. I am dropping the course first thing tomorrow morning, and will hopefully pick up the exact same class for later in the summer. I am going to use my failure this time around as my advantage for the second time around. That's really my only choice. I can't let this beat me down and I can't let this discourage me from continuing my long-time-waiting degree, which, of course, is exactly how I reacted this morning. BUT I have since wised-up and will be turning my frown upside down and making lemonade with my lemons.
You know, usually when things stop going our way, we tend to blame Satan. We say that we must be doing the right thing because Satan is attacking and trying to beat us down. I don't think that's what is going on in my case. I think I just thought I could ride God's coattail and life would be ok, but, as I have blogged about before, I have to meet God halfway. I have to put forth the effort to get my degree- As and Bs will not be handed to me on a silver platter, and I can't continue pretending that they will be. I have to rearrange my priorities and get down to business if I want to succeed in this adventure known as college. Maybe somewhere there is a test. I don't know. What I do know is that there is a lesson to be learned here, and as a wise friend once told me "lesson repeated until lesson learned."
Back to my original topic: Pray Stupid
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