Thanks for all comments. I have done well in my class. I averaged an A in my grades. But still playing catch up. I hope to make it through by the help of the Lord. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
---Robyn on 8/8/11|
Robyn, when I am feeling discouraged, I try to worship Father God. Sing a song you like to the Lord.
Sometimes I cry it out before the Lord, just sit and cry is what I do.
Or I'll tell Father I'm sad and can I have a hug? He will usually respond by pouring out Liquid Love into my being and I'm okay after that and can get back to my normal worship and Prayer routine.
---Donna5535 on 6/16/11|
Finally got things pretty straight in school. I am starting slow. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed but am doing better. Started my class on Monday!!! Thanks Darlene and Cluny your responses were especially helpful.
Cluny: If I have said or done anything to offend. Please forgive me.
P.S: How did all of you know I am an older person? Not very old but older? And wiser.
---Robyn on 6/15/11|
MarkV thank you,kind of you to tell me so. I have been trying to write a book of my life for my family. Nothing big,self publish stuff,but it is very slow going and I only started the last few months of last year and then was gone so long this year I've barely touched the surface. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 6/15/11|
robyn, walk by faith and not by sight. Many times what we see and hear around us...bad economy etc will dicourage us. But the Lord doesn't want you to look at those things but HIM. If this is His will for you, and direction He wants to take you in, be assured that faith too can be a struggle as the enemy wants to spiritually confuse you and discourage you.
Pray it through until you have total confidence it is His will. Then run right in the face of the lion.
---kathr4453 on 6/14/11|
Education is always valuable, but be aware of a couple of things.
1. The most important knowledge does not come out of a book.
(This is why older, experienced students, in any walk of life, often find school easier.) Involve yourself personally in your field of interest as much, and in as many ways, as possible along with study.
2. If you goal is occupational, don't study something nobody needs.
Not many help wanted ads for "historian" or "English major". Some positions require advanced degrees. In some fields a BA or BS alone will make you almost unemployable. Some lucrative jobs require no degree at all. Look around. See where the demand is. Set yourself a specific goal in that field.
---Donna66 on 6/14/11|
Darline, very good answer you gave, and a great story of your life for all to hear. You've done great, with the help of our Lord and Savior, praise be to God in the highest.
---Mark_V. on 6/12/11|
Yes! STOP! LISTEN!
G-d may be talking to you and you're not listening causing sadness, alienation, depression and confusion. He may have other plans for you.
LISTEN TO HIM ONLY!
---John on 6/12/11|
An education today is overrated. In fact, there are more opportunities today than any time in history (remember the adage, "find a need and fill it"?) During the mid 1970s, I attended a private business college. Most colleges at that time were geared toward people who were climbing the corporate ladder. All I needed were courses that would give me an overview of all aspects of a small business. Over the years I found that a person's true success is 20% what you know and 80% who you know (almost like having the knowledge of God AND avow his power). I tell my students to get to know many people in the industry you are entering and develop many contacts. Read the book "Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty" by Harvey Mackay.
---Steveng on 6/12/11|
If you will continue to head in the direction of educating yourself more, it will pay great dividends in your future. Satan would like to put you down and tell you that you can't do it. But, you can! Just keep on keeping on and you will see results. I will pray for you to have strength.
---KarenD on 6/11/11|
Robyn,good for you for going back to school. Try to take that one day at a time step. Write a list of what you need to do and pray,asking God to help you do it. I have done that as an older student and was anxious especially since I never thought I was smart. Perservere and pray your way through every step. I got my GED at 31 by taking night classes. At 34 -36 I attended Jr College where I aquired my AA Degree with honors,it boosted my confidence. When I was 42-44 I was at a Christian University and received a BA in Psychology and Art with honors. Went back when 54 and did Graduate work to teach. All of that was done with prayer and God's help. Proverbs 20:24 A man's steps are directed by the Lord,-. What God calls you to,God helps you do.
---Darlene_1 on 6/11/11|
robyn,at times in all of our lives everyone feels confused,alone,depressed,tired,life can get the best of us down,but knowing your savior and what he said helps,come to me all who are heavy laden and i will give ye rest.
---tom2 on 6/11/11|
What schooling, Robyn?
Wait on God to get us in His peace, first, so we are encouraged and even inspired to do what He wants > "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)
And share with someone you know is Christian and good for you. Schooling, I think, needs to be a personal thing helping us to love better, so we have love feeding us with encouragement to do it. So, maybe have someone to share with you in your schooling even if the person is not taking the courses, but is interested in hearing about what you are studying (c: You can share things that can help that person! Giving can make it more blessed (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 6/11/11|
Are you confused about going back to school? Everybody has some "down" days. If these feelings continue and you can think of some more specific reasons for them,you might ask again.
---Donna66 on 6/10/11|
A bit of anxiety on the beginning of any new enterprise is common. Don't worry about it.
And we all have bad days.
Of course, if this continues for a week or two, maybe there is a physical cause.
BTW, Robyn, did you notice that I have NOT replied to you as you spoke to me on another blog?
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/10/11|
Read a book. Best if you have a library card and mp3 player. Download a book or many. Find one on a subject that interests you and listen away.
---atheist on 6/10/11|