Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12 NIV
In 2006, I had attended the Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas. I hated law school, but I made good friends before I decided to withdraw. Law wasn’t for me for many reasons, but most of all I believe that the Holy Spirit impressed upon me that law was not the path I was meant to take. I listened and discontinued studying law, but for months after I dropped out, I had nightmares about my finals, which I had not taken in real life.
Now many years later, I have never regretted for a single minute that I followed the Holy Spirit’s guidance and chose not to continue pursuing a path that was not only harming my physical state, but also was filling me with almost uncontrollable anxiety, to the point I believed I would fail, despite a long record academic success. After law school, I went on to get straight A’s in graduate school, earning a Masters in Educational Administration. Everything turned out okay. I landed on my feet.
If I had chosen to continue law school, I would not have met my husband, and I would not have my son, Jacob. I would have missed out on the greatest gifts in my life. Everything that happened were meant to happen.
God asks us to be anxious for nothing. He had already passed the test and endured the race. He loves us more than life itself. Amen.