You Can’t Do It… Without God’s Help

Hello, everyone.

I haven’t posted in a month and I wanted to tell you why.

As you all know, school started last week for MOST people. However, I have an abnormal school year. The first semester starts in the second week of august and ends the week before thanksgiving. Then the second semester starts on the second week of January and ends at either the end of April or the beginning of May. Basically, I have been in school for six weeks. So all that time of my blogging inactivity was spent adjusting back into the school schedule.

Since 7th Grade I struggled with time management and focus. In fact, 7th grade was the worst school year of my life. I would read books when I should have been doing schoolwork, stay up late reading, look at stuff on the computer when I wasn’t supposed to, and I just didn’t have good time management. Since then, I have been getting better, but it is still something that I struggle with. The last straw was when last year, I had the opportunity serve as a Senate page in the Virginia Legislature. For two months I only had two hours of study hall and the weekends to get at least six hours of school work done each day. As a result, I had to work to catch up over the summer. By that July, I was sick and tired of always being behind, always doing schoolwork in my free time, and always playing catch up. But then my Dad told me that I would never be able to be on top of my schoolwork. I needed God’s help. Being the Christian-since-five person I am, I knew that. Whenever I was up late trying to finish a paper or trying to get three days of schoolwork done in one day, I would send up a flare prayer. But I had this crazy idea that I should be able to do it all by myself. Especially, if I saw other people who were getting their work done by noon and had time for a whole bunch of extracurricular activities. So, finally, I am in the sixth week of 10th grade. So far, I have been able to go to the bed at a relatively reasonable hour most of the time. Also, God has helped me to not be so stressed about everything school-related. So, for those who share the struggle, remember to rely on God for help.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.(Proverbs 3:5-6)