10 October 2014

The Grass Is Greener On Your Side!

Wearing Zara from head to toe, Moschino sunglasses and a Louis Vuitton handbag.

I've been out of touch over the past two weeks mainly because I didn't have my mobile phone. It's amazing how much you can't do without it but I've been ok - sometimes.
Just last week Friday I sat for the UKCAT exam and thank God I passed. However, on one of the five 'modules' I sat for, I got a lesser mark compared to what other students often would get (basically the average).
To be honest I was happy that I had even passed the exam because it was pretty tough but it was only until I sat in my car and thought carefully about my result in that one module that I felt a bit down. In simple terms, 300 -700 is a pass, I got 430. 500 - 600 is the average in comparison to other students who would have written the exam in times before, so not necessarily the ones who've sat for the exam within the same time frame as yourself.
At the time I thought to retake the exam then I remembered one of the teachings from Bling Conference. Pastor Sophia spoke about how often times people compare their lives to other peoples lives & think the grass is greener on the other side. When in actual fact the grass is greener on your side but because you are focusing on others you block yourself from appreciating and loving the place you are in. 

Fair enough, UKCAT had put the 500-600 as a guideline for other students to know what they were competing against but they hadn't said I failed or I won't be accepted into Medical school because the pass mark was 300 - 700 and I was within range.
In the end, I found myself reflecting on the preach and how it related to myself at the time:
  1. Call this place blessed - anywhere God is, is a good place. It doesn't matter what it looks like, the fact that God is in it means it is blessed.
  2. Embrace don't resist - resisting is very exhausting. In my case, I was considering rewriting the whole exam and that meant more time and money would be invested. Instead I chose to embrace that this was the result I had got and remembered that everything works together for the good for them that love the Lord. Romans 8 vs 28.
  3. Prophesy don't fantasise - Ezekiel 37, click here to read.
  4. Choose joy - I had to choose to be happy and content with where I was and what I had.
  5. Sow the Word - Simply, I said to myself, what will stand out on the day on my behalf is the favour of God. Yes, if other students have a better mark than myself in that module, it is well, God's favour will be upon me. I had to sow the Word.
The whole point of sharing this information with you is not for my glory but for God's glory.
I pray this has been of some relevance to you especially if you are faced with something similar. 
Thank you for your continued support.
Love your life!

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