Had to share this story that I saw from a friend on Facebook. You can find him HERE. I think that sometimes, we all need reminders to keep believing. I can’t speak for all of you, but I’ve definitely experienced moments of wavering faith…going from incredible highs to dismal lows. When we’re down and out, it’s ‘hard’ to believe that God will pull you out of your situation, but we always forget that He’s done it before. The only thing God wants us to do is tell Him that He’s needed. As I ‘grow,’ I’m learning that it’s quite alright to go to Him with specifics about what you want, praying for better days, but remembering to maintain gratitude no matter our current situation. Don’t allow what you see (be it real or assumed) or what others have to make you bitter; you can’t expect to be granted favor if you’re busy scowling at the favor He’s already blessed someone else with. Your time will come. My time will come. Jonathan’s time will come. Amen.
Edited to add: Didn’t know he had a Go Fund Me account (this was posted HOURS after he posted the message below and it was per the request of several of his friends on his page). If you have issues with donating to someone from the net b/c you feel everything is a scam, DO NOT DONATE. Keep reading and scrolling as you always do. No one cares that you hate when people ask for money or think that it’s wrong. Just don’t donate. For the rest of you who have a little something to spare, click HERE to donate. Just helping someone out here.
I feel like I should keep it real with all of you because this may help somebody:
Currently (like right now), my bank account shows that I have (-$4.50). The GRE test (the test you must take in order to get into graduate school) costs $180.00 and the slots are all pretty much GONE for the year. Graduate school applications are around $80.00 each and I’m applying to about 7 different colleges and deadlines are quickly passing and approaching (missed Princeton and Harvard’s deadlines). My next and FINAL semester at Morehouse will cost around $8000.00 dollars (out of pocket) and the payment is due Jan 4 (just a few weeks).
The evidence would suggest that its ALL OVER lol. I had a great 9.5 year run towards this degree but it all stops here. I should be worried sick, stressed, and distraught; after all, I have a 6 year old son who is depending on my success and a Grandfather who wants NOTHING more than to see one of his off-spring walk that grand stage.
This is when faith kicks in. Instead of being paralyzed by the fear of becoming a failure, I am filled with excitement. God has brought me through so many situations like this. God just wants to see if I’ll still be excited and praise Him even when it “looks” like the circumstance is impossible. I’ve been here before: just a few months ago I was sleeping on a bench onMorehouse College's campus (Under the statue of Dr. King) because I had no place to live and no money to pay for THIS semester…. and look at me now, about to deliver ANOTHER Deans List and Honor Roll semester. (Not because of me, because of Him)
All I’m saying, all I’ve BEEN saying is: if you truly WANT something, GO GET IT! All you need is a little bit of faith. No, it will not be easy… but you can do it. I’ve had an old song stuck in my heart all year, “Nobody told me that road will be easy and I don’t believe He’s brought me THIS far to leave me.”
Be blessed, He’s up there and He loves you. Trust me. lol