“If there’s one thing we learn from the Scriptures, it’s that we can NEVER place a period where God has placed a comma.” This sentence struck me like a slap in the face. Flashing back to 2013 – one of my toughest years ever – I remember wanting to toss away the idea of graduating from high school early. The amount of PACE-work that I had to do was just so overwhelming that I procrastinated like crazy. (Procrastination doesn’t get you anywhere, by the way. Learned that the hard way.) That year, I had my parents choking me with their constant nagging, an interview that gave me so much stress, and internship at a restaurant that pretty much took away most of my precious time. To make the long story short, I was on the verge of giving up, but God picked me up at the right moment and got me back on my feet. 2013 was so full of ups and downs and I even thought that I made a mistake transferring from a public school to an unrecognized, private school that uses the ACE curriculum. I’m not trying to promote anything here, but as I look back, I felt that I made the BEST decision in my whole entire life! My 5 years in Victory Life Christian School was a BLAST and I’m thankful that God brought me there.
My last year in VLCS (2013) was the most memorable. Just when I thought that nothing good was going to come out of my “dilemma”, I saw that it had brought me closer to God and I learned that God is, was, and will always and forever be faithful. I said that I was on the verge of giving up right? Well, God placed people in my life who strengthened me daily in His Word, people who cheered me up every morning (I remember waking up and just crying out to God everyday in my last 3 months of school), and with people who are ever ready to listen and just encourage me whenever something was wrong. He placed people who gave timely sermons and sharings too! It was amazing.
I’m writing this to encourage myself, and any of you, that whenever a situation seems hopeless, God is always there. HE IS FAITHFUL! Remember that! His grace is sufficient for us, and His power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9) His arms are not too short to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear. (Isaiah 59:1)
“Because only God can turn a mess into a message, a trial into a triumph, a test into a testimony, and a victim into a victory.”
Nadia graduated from VLCS in November 2013, then went on to study Psychology in Seattle.