Operation Graduation: I am MORE than a conqueror!

Here I stood, in the doorway, with my hand tightly gripping the knob when a flood of reasons why I probably would not pass this class.



No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37

I have struggled with low self-esteem most of my life. It laid dormant for quite a while, until I stood on the brink of a college degree.

Here I stood, in the doorway, with my hand tightly gripping the knob when a flood of reasons why I probably would not pass this class.

I have done the work.

I have studied.

Stayed up late.

Met with a tutor.

Contacted friends who had already completed a similar class or above to be on guard for a SOS call.

However, this class has been rough.  It has been very difficult to learn the second level of American Sign Language in an online class.

I think I have rewinded these videos so many times that the screen itself was crying in agony.

When I was a child, I felt the anxiety of passing the dreaded math class. Yet, now when success was so close, it seemed so far.  I felt that it was too good to be true.  Too good for me.  I must not deserve MORE!

What the what!

I am a child of the Most Highs God!  He has promised me the desire of my heart if I would delight myself in him.

Satan the deceiver was having a field day and I had to kick him to the curve.

He knows who I am!

I am MORE than a conqueror.  Not because of who I am, but because of who Christ is.

He conquered the grave.  Because of his victory, I claim that I am victorious. I Corinthians 15:55-57

So here, I stand again.  In confidence. With my head held high.

No one is giving me that degree.  I am not going to take it from anyone.  I have earned it.  It is a merit award.

I have met all the requirements and God is faithful.  He will see it to pass.

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9

P.S.  I passed my final!


Author: realtalk859

Hi, I'm Calvonia. I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm a small town girl with old school ways. So come on in, share of cup of hot tea and a real conversation. I've shared my life with my husband, lover and friend, Moses for most of my adult life. Our union has been blessed with three children a couple of in-loves and a few grandchildren. We are so blessed. I love God more than words can articulate and sharing his word and his love with my sisters literally makes me smile. Enough about me, let's talk about Jesus!

6 thoughts on “Operation Graduation: I am MORE than a conqueror!”

  1. Congratulations! So glad you kept going and that you passed! It is so important when we feel inadequate to remember that we are more than conquerors in Christ, and to remember that it’s because of him and not down to us.


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