It has been an intense first semester on campus....Everyone's frantic about our mini 2 exam...Well, today I felt the aftermath of the exam on yesterday, Monday. Everyone's drained..walking zombies...Im not feeling a whole lot of energy on campus...Good thing Wednesday is a half day and Thursday is a Holiday...We all need some time to rest and recharge our batteries.
One thing I've learned about medical school is, you must check your ego at the door. Most students in medical school are use to achieving high marks from their study efforts, especially if you spend 8 to12hrs per day studying outside of class, 7 days per week. Well, that is just not the case in medical school. There are a few that make the high marks. But, the truth of the matter the majority are praying to make it thru the next block. Some are dropping out for various reasons...But, I can't focus on them or their reasons for quiting so early in the game.
Thank God I have a mother with such spiritual wisdom and strength, that no matter how much Im venting, she's always knows exactly what to say to bring me back to what's really REAL. What Divine directions and confirmations, I received throughout this journey and not to loose the message amongst the mess. She reminds me GOD's WORD to stand on as my sure foundation.
As I reflected, on a motivational speech one of my classmates posted to his facebook page, the message was right on time. The only way you are going to be able to achieve success, your dreams, and/or your goals is to want it just as much as you want your next breath. Are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices to get what you want out of life? Do you really have what it take or are you just talking? Do you really believe GOD has called you to a higher purpose in life and getting to that next level requires determination, sacrifice and perservarance? What can I say....to these questions...ABSOLUTELY YES....
I had to step back, reflect and think on the bears and the lions (like King David) I've slain to get to this point in life. I had many giants to knock down....and the beauty of it all is, I wasn't alone and it wasn't by my own power, my might, but by the POWER and SPIRIT of GOD that I was able to overcome, to come out not smelling of fire, although I was in the fire. It was GOD's reassuring PEACE that gave me the strength, even when I was my weakest.
So, what can I say to this date with DESTINY? I will conquer all and every obstacle. I have the wisdom to comprend every concept taught. I will get to the other side. I am more than a conqueror thru Christ that LOVES me. I have world overcoming faith residing within me. I have all that I need pertaining to life and godliness. I will succeed. I will accomplish this dream, this goal, this destiny. I will make the world, my world a better place by putting into actions all the tools I am learning in medical school as a practicing physician. I am building a foundation of hope for the future, for ALL those that were told there's no way it could happen.
What do I say to this....I am a winner. I already have the petition (s) I have asked. I see my future and it contains my fondest dreams and aspirations. I see my life and all the beauty it contains. And I sit back at the end of the day and say...."With GOD all things are POSSIBLE to them that BELIEVE." that's the anthem of my life...
I would have fainted, unless I BELIEVED that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the LIVING. Psm 25:13