From homeless to graduate school

(I posted this on Facebook to encourage others to remain positive, no matter their circumstances. Someone recommended I share it with this website as well. So, here goes....)

I feel like I should share this with all of you because this may help somebody: Currently (like right now), my bank account shows that I have (-$4.50). The GRE test (the test you must take in order to get into graduate school) costs $180.00 and the slots are all pretty much GONE for the year. Graduate school applications are around $80.00 each and I'm applying to about 7 different colleges and deadlines are quickly passing and approaching (missed Princeton and Harvard's deadlines). My next and FINAL semester at Morehouse will cost around $8000.00 dollars (out of pocket) and the payment is due Jan 4 (just a few weeks).

The evidence would suggest that its ALL OVER lol. I had a great 9.5 year run towards this degree but it all stops here. I should be worried sick, stressed, and distraught; after all, I have a 6 year old son who is depending on my success and a Grandfather who wants NOTHING more than to see one of his off-spring walk that grand stage.

This is when faith kicks in. Instead of being paralyzed by the fear of becoming a failure, I am filled with excitement. God has brought me through so many situations like this. He just wants to see if I'll still be excited and praise Him even when it "looks" like the circumstance is impossible. I've been here before: just a few months ago I was sleeping on a bench on Morehouse College's campus (Under the statue of Dr. King) because I had no place to live and no money to pay for THIS semester.... and look at me now, about to deliver ANOTHER Deans List and Honor Roll semester. (Not because of me, because of Him)

All I'm saying, all I've BEEN saying is: if you truly WANT something, GO GET IT! All you need is a little bit of faith. No, it will not be easy... but you can do it. I've had an old song stuck in my heart all year, "Nobody told me that the road will be easy and I don't believe He's brought me THIS far to leave me."

Whatever your beliefs---- Be blessed, something is up there and it loves you. Trust me.
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