Operation Graduation: I should pray!

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is SHOULD. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The words START and STOP indicate where the timer started and ended. Go!

last semester


The last semester of a undergrad career is the worst semester!  In my opinion anyway.

I thought I was saving the easiest, most fun courses for the last semester.  I love sign language and have dabbled in it for many years.  I learn it quickly.  Therefore, I thought, it would be a breeze.

Was I wrong, or was I wrong?

This semester has found me sitting in front of my laptop, with my head resting in my hands as I gazed repeatedly at the same video lesson. Over and over and over again.  Often to no avail.

My stress level at times was extreme.  I fell into bed feeling defeated.  Thankfully, those feelings were fleeting. I met each day with new determination to succeed and a willingness to endure.

Fast forward to today.  I feel like Paul, when he stated….

 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:7

Literally.  I passed the class, with God’s grace and mercy.  I didn’t get the A I was striving for but I earned a B with my sweat, tears and the help from my tutors.

This should be a day of exuberance and excitement. Right?

Not when the institution you are visiting will not send your grades to the institution you are graduating from and the institution you are graduating from requires all grades submitted no later than 4:00pm EST today.  Whew!  I hope you sensed by frustration.

Paul, in his letter to the Philippians gave just the encouragement that I need today,

“Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.  And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:6


I have done everything I should do to meet all the registrars’ requirements.  This transcript is the only barrier preventing me from graduating.

I do not believe God brought me this far to fail.  This victory will be for his glory.  The mere act of me a former college student on academic expulsion walking across that stage with an honors shawl is a testament to his redemptive power.

Thank you Bro. Paul for your sustaining encouragement!

I will not worry.  I will pray and ask God, the one who can do the impossible, for favor.  Thanking him in advance for his divine intervention.  I will watch him shower me with his peace that just doesn’t make any sense.  That’s the kind of God I serve.

Stay tuned for the rest of the story!



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!

3 thoughts on “Operation Graduation: I should pray!”

    1. Heather, somehow this comment slipped through the cracks. My apologies. I have completed my work and I will be marching across the stage this Saturday. Yahoo! Look at God! Thank you so much for your encouragement. Blessings!

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