Plans Do Change

I found out that there is an issue with my financial aid that is going to prevent me from going on with a Bachelor’s Degree. At first, I was upset, but after some prayer and thought I came to realize that once one door is closed, it is because God wants another to open. I’m not certain where this will lead me, but I am certain that it will be in the direction that God wants me to go. So, I have been working on different things to see what direction God sends me. For now, I have one week of my current class and then 10 weeks for my remaining classes and then my education will be over for now.

One positive is that it will allow me more time to focus on my writing (something I have neglected over the past 2 years) and my Bible studies (something you can never get too much of). Another positive is the release from the stress associated with deadlines for papers and the ability to juggle my schedule more.

Deliverance vs. Assistance

My brother handled the message tonight at church and he said something that really caught my attention. He said that we should pray for God to deliver us through our problems instead of asking for help. It made sense to me after I thought about it. By asking for deliverance instead of assistance we are putting our faith in God.

I was offered to give another message afterwards, but I believe that God was showing me to let this message stand. There are times when we must check our egos at the door and just be thankful for blessings we received through others.