Do it Again . . .

April 27, 2018



“I can’t do this. I’m gonna throw up.” 

I’ve said this more times than I can even count today. We are in the homestretch of the semester, and I am losing my mind. This has been the hardest semester of college yet, and the worst still lies in front of me. I’m tired. Exhausted. Completely burnt out. I don’t know how I’m gonna make it to May 8th. (That’s the day of my last final.)

This semester 4 out of my 5 professors assigned research projects for our finals. But not just any old research paper, two 15, one 16, and one powerpoint slide presentation. WHAT THE THE HECK. I can hardly breathe. 

I wish I knew then, what I knew now. I wish I would have known that FOUR of the classes I signed up for would involve such projects. My chest literally hurts from the anxiety stirred up inside me. How am I going to do this?

“With ME.”

Thanks God.

I wish I could tell you some super spiritual, preachy, feel good feels about how I am handling this, but honestly, I’m a complete mess. I am overwhelmed beyond measure, my reality fogged by deadlines.

But I have this hope. 

While I’ve never been a situation quite like this one, I’ve been in some pretty rough ones. Still here I am. Writing this blogpost about a hope I cannot quite see.

A year ago today, I posted this doodle to Instagram. I was stressing about finals, only they had nothing on the finals I am faced with today. I made it. I got through my 4th semester of college, and I will get through my 6th, . (OH MY GOODNESS I AM FINISHING MY 6TH SEMESTER OF COLLEGE!)

I’ve seen Him move mountains so much bigger than a few research papers, and I’ll see Him do it again. 

One of the greatest joys we are given as followers of Jesus is knowing how the story ends. We don’t have to sit and hope that God comes through. HE ALREADY DID. 

It’s so easy to get caught up in the obstacle in front of us. But don’t you know that the ultimate battle has already been won? We don’t have to worry about tomorrow, because our Lord holds tomorrow in the palms of His hands. 

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ 

If it’s in His plans, it has to happen. There is no point in stressing over something that is ultimately out of our hands. Now, I’m not saying to He’s gonna do it all for you. No, WRITE YOUR PAPER. But know that you will get through it. God’s equipped you to handle whatever has been thrown at you.

So as many of us enter into the crazy of final exams and projects, know that God’s got you. And at the end of the day, Jesus is eternal, research papers are not.

6 comments

  1. This is such a great reminder of God's faithfulness and victory no matter what we are going through. I hope the end of the year gets better for you stress wise.

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  2. I remember the complete exhaustion and burnout from finals... you've got this!!

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  3. What encouraging words to my heart this morning. Thanks so much & Don't give up! You can do this! ;)

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  4. Such a wonderful outlook to have! I hope your finals went well!

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  5. So encouraged by your outlook on a stressful time! I remember feeling the same way towards the end of my college career but chin up, the light at the end of the tunnel is bright!

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  6. Your outlook is so inspiring! Just remember that you'll make it through these challenges and come out better in the end. Good luck with finals!!

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