1| What’s your testimony?
My testimony is that I SERVE A LIVING, FAITHFUL, MERCIFUL, REDEMPTIVE, and RESTORATIVE GOD. Period lol. But on a more serious note, God has been faithful in so many ways but lately, He has chosen me to go to graduate school and has provided every single means to do so.
2| Verse(s) you held on to while waiting on God?
I have so many. I would say I stayed in Genesis, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. More than having a verse that I was holding on to, I realized I needed to stop and listen to what God was saying. There were very important lessons and things that He needed to teach me through certain biblical characters and through those books of the bible I mentioned. So more than holding on to a verse, I was just open, or forced open, to where and what the spirit was leading me to read and learn. However, I can say that I DID hold on to His voice. God has spoken to me so clearly during my season of waiting. He actually woke me up to tell me specifically what he wanted me to do to go forward (God is specific man). I held on to what He sa
id and remained open to everything else He was teaching me through scriptures. Also, having friends who encouraged me was so helpful.
3| Hardest moment while waiting on God?
Hardest moment was actually the application process and staying optimistic. Believing the goodness of God and that even my mistakes or past disobedience couldn’t stand in the way of God’s will for my life was the hardest thing for me.
4| What did you do in the meantime?
I stayed in my bible. I drank, ate, cried, laughed, prayed, and talked to God on the bible. I kept it so close and sought the Lord in a way I have never done before. I stopped chasing things and focused on him. In regards to applying to jobs, I applied to so many, went on interviews, and received a NO. Later on, he blessed me with a job (but this is months later).
5| How was your relationship with God affected?
OMG, I don’t think any words would be adequate to describe how much I needed that season. He solidified so many things for me. Not even in regards to next steps, but more importantly with hearing his voice, confidence, aborting the spirit of fear, and adopting and understanding sonship.
6| Word of encouragement/advice for the waiting period?
Obedience is better than sacrifice. The Lord’s goodness towards us is based on HIS compassion and loving kindness. HE IS your faith, peace, and strength. Do not try and conjure up all these things on your own. Blessed are the poor in spirit (those who recognize their need of Jesus), for they shall inherit the kingdom of God. You are going to be okay. Write everything you feel he is telling you down-it will all tie in together.