Good afternoon blessed, brilliant, beauties! So if you didn’t know, I am a current undergraduate student studying English Nonfiction Writing and Natural Sciences on a premedical track. I haven’t been able to write a lot due to the rigor of my course load this semester but I wanted to share this post with you just in case you were feeling the same way about work, school, or even life in general.
So, two weeks ago I had my first organic chemistry exam. (If you just groaned at the words “organic chemistry” trust me, I know.) Unfortunately, I didn’t do as well as I wanted to on it and to say the least, I was really disappointed in the outcome since I made sure I was putting in the work to succeed in the class. Well, maybe I thought I was putting in the work but nevertheless, once I got handed that thick packet back with my not so good score in red ink, I knew something had to change.
My first thoughts, just like most of us when something goes wrong, was “Why me God?!” But, after some time of going to church and really thinking about the situation, I realized that God wouldn’t ever want me to fail and stay down but rather, when I do fail (which in life, I will) to fail forward. God was trying to get my attention and trust me, he did!
At church this past Sunday, the pastor talked about trusting the integrity of God. In this time in my life, there is no way I can succeed in what I want to do and who I want to be without trusting the integrity of God. After getting that exam back, I had to make a choice. I know where I want to be in life and who I want to serve and I can’t let an exam get to me and cause me to quit my dreams. No! I trust that God is going to fulfill my destiny in whatever way that may be. However, I have to step up my game and prove to myself that this dream of mine is not impossible, because I have God as my guide.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
-2 Chronicles 15:7
I am 100 percent sure that I am not ready to give up on this dream of mine and neither should you! If you too have been struggling with some unfortunate situations or circumstances, I encourage you to spend some alone time with yourself and reflect with God as to how you are going to “fail” forward. The battle is not over and always remember, you can accomplish anything you can dream of because you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful.
I hope y’all like the first chapter of the “Confessions of a PreMed Student” series! Stay motivated and have a great week!