I’ve Finally Graduated

“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10).

Wow, I finally have acquired the gradation of understanding God’s elevation. I know now that in nothing should I worry but in all things should I hold tight to my faith as trials become evident. I finally understand that with every level of life, there is a new level of faith that I must achieve. This achievement will only come by great scholarship and assessment. That is the key to graduating from one level to the next.

Let me explain.

With every level that you have conquered, you have grown in faith. Meaning, that there was nothing and I MEAN NOTHING that you were able to do in the midst of that transition but to believe in God. You may have obtained the required education and skills to apply to that job, but God offered it to you. You may have completed fertility treatment, but God allowed you the ability to bear. You may have even completed chemotherapy, but God sustained your life. There was nothing you could have done to triumph over these levels without the appropriate amount of faith. You had to accept the no’s to get to the yes’s. You had to pray. You had to fast. But, more importantly you had to have faith in God. Because… See, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

What I am saying is, when I went back to school to obtain my master’s degree in 2014, I was petrified. I had no money. I was a single parent working full time; with no Wi-Fi and no money to afford a baby-sitter to watch my daughter while I completed this coursework. But let me tell you about my God. I completed my master’s degree online at an accredited university while using my mobile hotspot connection; with my daughter running around my apartment; all by the age of 24. But again, without the faith to see my destiny – I would’ve given up. On my sleepless nights, I would’ve cried. And, on my overwhelming days, I would’ve put it off.

Yet, in Isaiah, chapter 40- verse 31, it states that those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. He did not say it would be easy. He said that He would sustain you when things got hard. Do you believe Him? You better! Once you really understand that in order to advance your life, you must put complete trust in God and not in man – your fear of failure will develop into faith for your destiny.

Be inspired to graduate,

De’dria Bynum


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