Welp! Here it is:
Yep, that’s my name and that is the rejection. So for those that do not know, I applied to Loyola University Chicago, to further my education, invest in myself and pursue an Educational Doctorates Degree (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction. I already have my B.S. (Bachelors of Science) in Marketing and Communication as well as my M.P.S. (Master’s of Professional Studies) at Georgetown University in Sport’s Industry Management. As I have been well aware of my gifting and calling in teaching, with skills in writing, I heard the Lord usher me to apply.
I was hesitant at first because I DID NOT want to go back to school (I just knew I was done with school after my Master’s), but literally over a series of days, God softened my heart and changed my desires. So I applied, He gave me a vision and I was doing my part to invest in myself to prepare. I turned all my papers in on time and even met with the admissions counselor. The application deadline for the fall semester was January 1st and I was put on notice, that I would hear back from the school within 4-6 weeks. It is mid-February and I had heard nothing. Then I got a phone call.
HERE’S THE CLIMAX
The admissions counselor called me personally, to ask me if I was still interested in the program (excuse me ma’am, I get a phone call?). She had said that she would have emailed me but she figured she would call me and let me know they will request interviews for the next step. Ok, so now at this point, I am just surreeeee I got in! The doubt of me not being smart enough, not having the highest GRE scores, not having the proper background to qualify…..all that was squashed! I just knew, based on the fact that this lady called me, I was getting in (I mean, did your admissions counselor call you or send you an email? So this was rare). I only told about 7 or 8 people, mostly family, that I was applying to go back to school (I keep the premature announcements within the circle).
Then, the next week, I am emailed the letter above (Heck! Go read it again for the sake of it). Below is my initial reaction to the email.
Again, I’ll keep you all updated on any other emotions, but hey this is it and this is me. When you move in faith and do not get the reaction you desired, just ask God what He wanted to accomplish from the faith move. I don’t doubt that I heard from God and I surely don’t doubt Him. I also whole-heartedly believe that He is the God of divine reversal. He has the power and authority to reverse decisions, and Lord, Abba, if that is your will for my life, I give you the capacity of faith to move in that manner for me and reverse. Either way I’m still rockin’ with the best!
Discouragement will not settle in, why because I have a strategy to defeat discouragement now. This does not mean that discouragement doesn’t effect me, this means that I know how to properly handle it and lean on God’s strength in the process to get me through and make me better to Carry On!
I’m excited for what God is about to do and He is doing in my life! Stay Tuned and see what is next!
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