Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blessings in disguise

I admit it to the world, I don't have this life figured out. God really threw a curve ball at me today when I did not pass my clep exam. I am not sure why it happened, except that I know it was His will for me to realize that once again I can't do anything alone! Also I am pondering if this college thing is His will. If you think of me please pray that the Lord will show me what I can be doing for His glory. I have so many things I want to do! So many things that can bring Him glory, but I have to see which ones He wants me to do.

This song definately is my anthem for today, even through trials the Lord gives blessing!

In Christ,


Melanie said...

Sweet Rebecca,

May the Lord wrap You in His arms tonight and remind you of His perfect will. He works EVERYTHING together for the good of His children. I'm sure that today was difficult...just, as you are doing, continue to seek Him and He will make "straight your paths."

With love from a fellow sister,

Stephanie Ann said...

I'm sorry to hear that. What subject was it in? I am sure I could not pass a hard subject like economics or Spanish.

I always question if college really is the right thing for me too. I feel like I always putting the minimum amount of effort into my college work and am just wasting time and neglecting things I really want to do with my life.

While I don't think college is really the place for me, I do think that teaching children is and this is just a means to an end.

I'll pray for you and hope it all works out. The song is very nice, thanks for sharing it.

Amy said...

This is so strange! I was just in the car listening to this VERY song, thinking I needed to post this on the blog!! Just...half an hour ago! Coincidence? Hmmm....

I'm so sorry you didn't pass your exam. I know God has a Will for you (and all of us!) and that He will lead you down the right path. I will include you in my prayers.


Kris10 said...

I will definitely be praying. It's always difficult when God surprises you with results that might not be what you expected. I will share with you, that I had surgery today. I had some test results come back pre-cancerous, and had to have around 1 cm removed from my cervix. There wasn't anything I had done that caused the cells to become pre-cancerous, but I'm thankful that God put the right doctor in my path, and we caught it early. Anyway, my point in telling you this, is that if it comes back postitive, I have to see an oncologist, who will remove even more tissue, which might make it impossible for me to carry children. This is my curve ball. I long to have children of my own, and with a wedding on the horizon next April, it's bittersweet to think that I might not be able to. BUT, I have faith that our Heavenly Father has a mighty plan, and that I will serve Him, regardless of the outcome. His plan, is always better, even if I don't understand it.

Praying for you to see clearly, the path Heavenly Father wishes you to take. Your faith is incredibly strong, and very encouraging to all of your readers. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

Kristen Porter

Anonymous said...

Oh Dear One....this is really hard to accept right now, I know that it must be disappointing.

But if you take a step back and truly seek Him, I know that He will give you the answer you seek.

I know that when we think we have failed, we seem to take it so hard...but in my life, I have seen that my failures, were really blessings in disguise. Our Lord knew that I needed to fail in order for me to seek Him and to be able to see the whole picture.

Pray dear one...pray and wait.

And if it is not for you to attend college...accept the decision and rest in His Peace.

Keeping you close in prayer dear friend,

Mrs. M.

SinginginHisName said...

thank you so much everyone for your encouragement! It means so so much to me! And no I am not pondering if I should go to college! I am pondering if I should continue getting my degree through distance learning, I am not enrolled in a college, I do my courses online and take a few exams at a local university. But I don't live on campus or have to go a college weekly. Just wanted to make that clear! :) I am happy to be able to do this from home.

Yes its really hard right now to know what the Lords will is! I believe I will keep on pursuing my degree from home for now, this failed exam is just a small set back. It was the Lords will and I have accepted that, although at first it was with many tears and sorrow.

Amy that is too funny! Post the song on your blog anyway! Many of your readers will probably love to listen to it! They probably don't read my blog.

Stephanie it was a US history clep test. :) Pretty hard for me! Lots of quotes and having to memorize info about people, not wars. I believe if it had been about the different wars I would have been all set! :)

Melanie yes when I left the test center the verse came to mind that says" All things for together for the good of those who love, who are called according to His purpose!" from Romans. I was still joyful and I still am even after this set back, but I was a little discouraged. But I was glad to be able to rejoice in the Lord and remember that everything is for our good! I believe this trial is teaching even more to look to His will and plan and not my own. :)

Kris you are so sweet to be commenting and encouraging me in this time of your life that I am sure is so hard! I pray that the Lord would ever so close to you in this time! I will be adding you to my prayer list as well! *hugs* from one sister in Christ to another!

Maria thank you so much for the encouragement! Yes I believe the Lord is ever close even in this time! I have been able to joyfully go about helping my friends and family with this and to be able to pray and seek His will for my life as been wonderful! especially since tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday I am in awe of His amazing plan!

In Christ,

Miss Linda said...

I am so very sorry to you about your CLEP exam. I know you studied hard for it and it must have been a disappointment. Do you intend to re-take it? I doubt you were the only person who did not pass. It sounds very difficult!

May God reveal His loving will for you. Remember, dear sister in Christ, that the very hairs of your head are numbered. I know you are very well aware of this verse, but I will share it with you anyway: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)