Hello my loves! It’s been a very long time. I am so sorry I have not posted. Let me say it was a busy semester for me, but guess what? I graduated! Whoot whoot!
This semesters graduation had been a long time coming. I really had to go through some things both emotionally and spiritually before this years graduation. I was truly blessed this year because I poured a lot out in my last semester, but I believe in the same token God was pouring into me and showing me that I had skills that I had not yet tapped into. It was a struggle and it truly was I fight, but it was worth it in the end. I am in a place where I am currently in the transition phase of my life after Valor Christian College. If you haven’t heard my story about getting to Valor you can see some of it here in one of my past blogs: Broken Beyond Repair: My Story
Valor was truly a place of redemption for me. Looking back I was definitely broken during my first semester at Valor. But God poured into me more than I could ever imagine and what He gave to me was purpose. The one thing I searched for most of my life without realizing it was purpose. I could not figure out what I was supposed to do with my life or where I fit. I did not even fit in at Valor, but even in the place of not fitting in I found that I was God’s perfect fit. During my time at Valor I went through some serious tests and tribulations, but I see the grace of God on the other side of it. My third year was not easy by any means, but I had to fight. God showed me that my third year was going to be about “Faith and Faith Alone.” My first semester of my third year I faced some serious trials and I was committed to things that I was not particularly proud of. During that time I told God that there had to be something on the other side of that semester. I felt that if I was fighting as hard as I was that fall, God had something on the other side that the enemy did not want me to ever see.
Although I wanted to quit after that semester, I came back. This past semester was beyond God ordained. I had to take on more of a leadership role in student government which was hard for me seeing as how I was working two jobs and going to school full time, but God again graced me through it. I had two significant miracles this semester. The first is that after 25 years of my life I got my car and my license in the same week! Yes, I know I was too old to not have it, but things just happened that way and God provided. The second was that I was waiting on my tax refund so that I could get my car, but I managed to walk that thing out with God’s help. With that being said, I received double of what I was supposed to get. The month before I sowed a seed that was targeted toward several needs that I needed God to step in. A multitude became finances after I got my car. I sowed my seed and exactly a month later I got my letter saying they were giving me almost double of what I was supposed to be receiving. I do not know how it happened, but all I can say is that God provided.
Now I say all this to say stick to the course God has ahead of you. Scripture tells us in Matthew 17:20: “‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
One of the things that I learned at Valor that I will always lean close to is, “Expectation is the breeding ground for miracles.” – Dr. Rod Parsley
If you open yourself to understand that we serve a God who can literally make the impossible possible, the world will literally be at your hands. Its been an amazing journey being at Valor. I never understood how much purpose my life carried until I walked onto that campus. I did not even understand that the impossible was possible for my life. How could a girl who grew up in Newark, NJ end up in Ohio and serving God with everything in her. Literally traveling and seeing the world. Not only that but to serve under a man with a vision who has literally touched the lives of millions of people. A true pioneer and general of the faith. Without whom none of what is taking place in my life would be possible. I was in a box that I’m pretty sure the enemy wanted to keep me in, but I’m out and nothing can stop me now.
Cheers to the Valor Christian College Class of 2018:
We Did It!!!
P.S. So this summer I am somewhat unexpectedly doing a lot of travel. I really want to just keep you guys updated as much as I can. So since graduation I have been in Tennessee and I will be returning home Sunday. Within the next week I will be then traveling to Atlanta for the Pinky Promise Conference, so I hope you will continue to stay updated as I travel and just see what God wants to do!