This week I went back to school. Not gunna lie, I was actually pretty excited – don’t get me wrong, it was lovely being home and spending time with all of my cousins, even if it was for my Grandma’s funeral, but I was also ready to go back. I’d missed over a week of classes and I most likely had a miniature Mount Everest of homework on my desk back at the college. I had been feeling like Sherlock with out a case! Thank God for amazing friends though. I’m serious. When I got back, I found that my friends not only grabbed extra assignment sheets and photo copied notes for me, but they also wrote down each class I missed and exactly what we did – even if we didn’t do anything in that class! I was blown away. You ladies are a gift from above!

Sunday night, when I got back, I started flipping through everything that I had missed, and if I’m completely honest, I was unusually calm. Reading through notes, still calm. Counting the total assignments that I had to compete… still… calm? Whhhaaaat?!?!?! As I was organizing everything my friend text me and said that she was on her way to the college to explain everything to me. I had no words. God is so good. That night she helped me crush several assignments – I’ll have you know, that I had absolutely NO intention of doing ANY assignments that Sunday night. Simply organize all the papers and run away and most likely cry from stress. None of that happened – cause God’s better than that. However, Monday was almost an entirely different situation. While I was away, I kept in contact with my teachers and I was hoping they’d give me a little grace on my assignments, due dates and grades. And when I say a “little” I actually mean a lot. Because reading break started after classes on Friday; I knew that I had to get everything in by Thursday if I wanted to come back after the break on the same page as everyone else in my class. Unfortunately, at the end of classes on Monday, each and every one of my teachers expressed to me how it was physically impossible to get everything done and handed in before the break AND stay on top of what we’d be covering that current week. I was given grace on two assignments from the twenty that were due at the end of the week. Calmness level: now equivalent to the ocean floor – where that scary fish is in Finding Nemo – that one with the light bulb thing.. yeah. Monday I made a list of everything that could possibly be on the radar – I even scheduled crying break downs. That list was a beast, I kid you not. Monday, I was at the college for a total of 12 hours working on assignments and when I finally went home that night, I still felt like I didn’t even put a dent in the list. Tuesday though, was the TSN turning point.

Tuesday morning, before anything, I prayed and did my did my devotions. I was completely honest with God and I told Him about the cars that were hitched on my train, “God you know what we’re up against. I need your help to accomplish everything on this list despite the odds.” and God’s response utterly blew my mind. Right now I’m reading this 365 day devotional called, “Jesus Calling” by: Sarah Young, and it has been on point every single day. I don’t even know how that’s possible. As things occur in my life this devotional book continues to apply to exactly what I’m struggling with or need to be reminded of, or thankful for! Anyways, my devotions read, “…because I {God} am omnipotent, I am able to bend time and events in your favour. You will find that you can accomplish more in less time, after you have given yourself to Me in rich communication. Also, as you align yourself with My perspective, you can sort out what is important and what is not… To avoid doing meaningless works, stay in continual communication with Me. I will in struct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” That spoke to me; I need to surrender everything to God and depend on Him. Now, I have no idea why I did this is, but I flipped back to read the devotional that was for February 3 – the day my Grandma passed away and God tied these Devotionals together for exactly what I needed, to press on towards the goal. It said, “I am with you and for you. You face nothing alone – NOTHING. When you feel anxious, know that you are focusing on the visible world and leaving Me out of the picture. The remedy is simple: fix your eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. Verbalized your trust in Me; the living one who sees you always. I will get you safely through this day and all your days.” Then below, read Romans 8:31, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, then who could be against us?” Excuse me while I scoop my jaw up off the ground. God was gunna do this. GOD WAS FREAKING GUNNA DO THIS. My happy dance seriously could’ve won me Dancing With the Stars in that moment. That day I worked at the college for 19 hours and made major damage on the list. The crazy part was the amount of energy and motivation I had. You can even ask the peeps in my class! There is no explanation why we crushed as much as we did. Like, sketches were working out the first time (which rarely happens) inspiration and creativity were coming at me left and right for assignments. Honestly, only God. Three hours of sleep and I was back at the college for round two. Wednesday was do or die. I still had a good chunk of the list to complete but throughout the week I had this incredible and unexplainable peace. My time was more limited on Wednesday though; that evening was also a girl friends birthday supper that I said I’d go to weeks ago. I still had a lot to do yet, but obviously there are things that come before school and friendships are definitely one of them. Once again, God gave me energy, creativity and time to check assignments off the to do list. I went to the party and got back to the college at 11:00PM. “God, we’re gunna have to do an all nighter to crush this. You with me?” and I heard God. “I AM”.

I don’t know what happened Wednesday night. All I know is that night a miracle went down and I was the only one present to witness it. 7:00AM came around and God had checked every assignment off my “Physically Impossible to Accomplish” to do list except for two sketches. I had so much energy – Jesus and coffee obviously go a long way. However, I also was I in the same clothes as I was the day before…. so I quick raced home, got ready and freshened up and of course made more coffee. Guess what happened in my second class Thursday morning. Work period. The last two sketching assignments: boom roasted – bang toasted. God provided. The Holy Spirit moved. The Father encouraged.

GOD FREAKING DID THAT GUYS. There is no explanation available on the face of the earth that can explain how that happened. All I know is that I serve an amazing God and I’m for Him 100% of the way. I don’t know what you have on you our plate right now, but I am living proof that God not only cares about your situation – as big or small as it may seem, but He also has a battle plan – whether you know it or not. But we need to get up out of the captain’s seat and allow God to sit down and take control. I truly believe that is why God worked the way He did this past week in my life. I admitted that I couldn’t to it and sat in the passengers seat. We also need to be fully committing a situation into His hands and simply allow Him to fly the plane wherever He wants it to go. I hate to be rude, but seriously, get up and give up. The captain’s seat was never meant for us anyways. The funny thing is, when we get up and allow God to take control and fly the plane, we get to enjoy the view – even with turbulence.


– Stay Satisfied

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