Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Perseverance of a Teen

I heard a very touching story the other day which had my emotions all over the place. To hear of a child who has been on her own since leaving home at the age of 15 years old was shocking in and of itself. My heart immediately went out to her. Several things begin to go through my mind. First of all, I wondered what had made this child leave home with nowhere to go at such a young age. I was terrified of all of the things that could have happened to her. 

As I continued to listen to her story, I was becoming more emotional just as I am at this very moment. I continued to sit and listen wondering and praying this child would not endure anymore hardship and pain. I managed to zone back in and hear she continued to go to school and work. Of course, it brought a smile to my face to see she was determined not to let her circumstances hinder her future. I was even happier when I was told during her senior year of high school, she decided to enter into nursing school. 

When the young lady's last semester of high school came around, she began to lose faith and wanted to give up and quit school. My heart sank once again because I know things have been difficult for her to say the least. Thankfully, she had someone there to motivate her and remind her how far she has come  to give up now. Praise God she recently graduated high school and now has two semesters remaining of nursing school!!! 

Yes, there were tough times and she had moments when she was tired but she persevered. Glory to God!

I am so proud of her!!!

Now, tell me if this is not enough to motivate you!

I am praying for this young lady and I ask for you to please include her in your prayers. 

Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 


  1. This is very inspiring this lets you know you can do anything you set your mind too!

  2. I agree for such a young adult who has faced many adversities.