In case, you missed my last VLOG, I finally figured out what I want to do with my marketing degree and writing qualifications. I've decided that I want to work as a publicist. In case you aren't that familiar with the term, a publicist is someone who handles press for a public figure or a celebrity. They basically help an agent manage the person's career and reputation. There will be a lot of writing involved and I may be asked to speak at press conferences and I will interact with my clients and various media affiliates but basically it's a great way to tie my passion with my degree.
So, as some of you know, I was put on acne medicine prescribed by my endocrinologist. At first, I didn't notice any difference but around the third week I was on them, I noticed that I started to have stomach pain after I ate and sometimes even a stomach upset. Besides that, it looked as though my acne was getting worse. So I missed a whole week of my favorite class Personal Selling (note the sarcasm) because this class was after lunch. Anyway, last week was a trying week, health-wise.
This week, I had such a beautiful weekend, I figured I would turn over a new leaf and start attending all my classes again. Yet, Monday morning my alarm clock never went off because somehow I had set it for 6:45 p.m. instead of a.m. so I missed my shift at work, as well as my first marketing class. I woke up around 12:30 to turn on my phone and I had gotten five texts from my mom saying she hadn't heard from me and was very worried about me. I called her and let her know what happened and by this time, it was raining cats and dogs outside so I knew there was no way I was going to be able to go eat and get to Personal Selling on time. So I ended up not turning over the leaf since it basically got washed away in a rain puddle.
On Tuesday, I woke up feeling so so tired even though I had slept through half the day on Monday. Then, I was getting ready to go to my Guest Service class when I hear someone on my side of the apartment jostling stuff around. I open my door only to find a girl moving in. I had seen her a lot around campus so I felt as though I knew a little bit about her. Hopefully, I get a new friend out of it. Anyway so I went to my Guest Service class that I had my first test in and decided to call in sick to work because I didn't feel good and had a lot of homework to do, one of those being for Personal Selling. Yet, I had lunch with my friend Demetre and after he texted me asking me if I wanted to drive to Wal-mart with him when he got out of class. I figured it would be a quick trip, I would go to dinner, and then have time before I went to Bingo that night to do my homework so I said sure. We got back and I invited him to eat dinner with me and then we ended up just waiting on line for bingo to start. Then, I planned to do my homework after Bingo. Yet, once inside Bingo, I was hit by a bus of exhaustion, and everything in life started to fall on me. The pressure was evident from all sides. I got back to my room and called my mom and ended up crying my eyes out because I missed some of my friends that had graduated, I was hella tired, and I still had to do my homework for a class I strongly disliked. I just had a very severe moment of insecurity and decided to post a facebook status asking some of my friends to cheer me up because I forgot how great I am.
The next day after realizing what I was going to do about personal selling, I woke up feeling relieved and at peace. To top it off, it was as if I got six letters from dear friends when I logged into facebook. This is what some people commented on my status:
I haven't felt so loved in a long time. Thank you to all that were there for me when I needed saving because let's face it, we all need saving sometimes. I told you before, God's got me♥
On Thursday, I woke up after finally sleeping fully through the night. I mean I almost didn't even wake up to take my thyroid medication, that's how deep of a sleep I was in. I finished Mandy Hale's book Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass. After I finished it, I tweeted the picture below with this tweet:
This tweet ended up getting me a follow back from Mandy Hale herself but it was retweeted six times and favorited by 13 people. Needless to say, I felt pretty GREAT!
Friday morning, I went and had a meeting with my advisor about my internship next semester which will end up being on campus with the marketing director since I don't have a car, and about the rest of my classes I must take to graduate in May. I also turned in my graduation application so I'm excited about that but it's a bit bittersweet. My friends who have already graduated know exactly why.♥
I also found out I got paid so I was able to start a payment plan for my Spring bill and the lady I spoke with was so compassionate toward me paying my own way. To me, yeah it sucks but it actually felt like such a grown girl moment that I don't mind at all. God will work everything out for me simply because HE LOVES ME♥
Before I begin shedding some light on something that God asked me to talk to you about, let me just mention how good God is. I started my payment plan yesterday (Friday) and today I was called into work early this morning to cover someone else's shift for three hours. Yeah, I didn't get to sleep in but God knows I need the money so he provided the extra paper. haha. I've got a DADDY and he's RICH, man :) Plus, it was such a compliment that even though I messed up at the beginning of this week, they still consider me a responsible employee that they could trust me to open the library and handle things without a supervisor.
This past summer, I watched the BVOV (Kenneth Copeland's bible teaching tv program) and he had Jesse Duplantis on as a guest preacher. Jesse Duplantis was teaching on Mark 10:27 which I will explain in a few minutes but something he said during this teaching struck me. He said: "How is it that this world is so quick to believe the news, the government, even the bad reports, yet God is good and he wants to love them, and they are so quick to deny the truth of the Bible?" That really makes no sense honestly.
Mark 10:27 says in the Amplified translation of the Bible: Jesus glanced around at them and said, with men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.♥
If you are always looking to the world to fix your problems, nothing truly will ever get fixed. The world can only give you temporary fixes to your everyday problems. For example, doctors can give you medicine to treat your condition but only God can heal you so completely that people with cancer can go into remission and never see another sign of the cancer, or people who are crippled can suddenly walk and have no pain whatsoever.
Another example, someone who was a poverty stricken drug addict with no one to call family can end up once saved, a blessed pastor of a church with a powerful testimony of being an over-comer through Christ. A student who just graduated from college may have a part time job and not have any other source of natural income coming in but with God have enough to not only pay off all their debt but have enough leftover to pay off someone else's debt too.
Nothing is impossible for God. He has healing, salvation, forgiveness, love, redemption, mercy, cars, houses, more money than any worldly government, divine connections, etc. God has everything you can ever need and more. So, if you are struggling right now with any situation in your life, talk to God because if you ask him, he will turn your black and white wold and turn it into a life filled with colors more vivid than the brightest rainbow. Looking at your circumstances and trying to do anything in just your strength will honestly never get anything completed. You can have it all and more with God but first you have to ask. It says in James 4:2-3: You have not because you ask not. James 4:5 says, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
God wants you to talk to him because nothing is impossible for him so stop accepting your struggle and ask God for wisdom of what to do about it. Do what you can and then rest in God's grace knowing that God will take care of you. In the Our Father, Jesus prayed "on earth as it is in heaven." That doesn't mean we have to wait until we die to go to heaven and live in mansions and walk gold streets. That means how it is in heaven is how it is supposed to look in the life of any believer right now, today, on earth. So listen up! God wants you healed, loved, blessed, prosperous, successful, not in debt, not broke, not saying you can't afford things when your Daddy can afford everything. Talk right, child! Speak things that be not as though they were. It's really easy but people in this world, even those that call themselves children of God, would rather accept their struggle and just complain about it and get sympathy from non-believers than receive what God has left to them in His Will. I really cannot stress how much it ticks me off when people don't want God's help but they are quick to accept another loan from the crooked bank, the in-debt government that wants to remove 'under God' from the pledge, or the insurance companies. It's a crying shame how sad I feel for these people who are so very ignorant.
Other translations of Mark 10:27 that I found basically say the same thing but I like the Message translation the best. Yet, here is the New Living Translation first: Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God."
The Message translation: Jesus was blunt: "No chance at all if you think you can pull it off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you let God do it."♥
I'm sorry if I offended anyone by getting so fired up for Jesus but these are blatant things written in the Bible and if people in this world, especially religious minded people, would stop regarding the Bible as a book of literature and see that it is a legal document of an eternal contract put into effect by Jesus's blood and a WILL written by a Father to His children of all they are heirs of, then maybe you will be able to see the truth I speak. And no, this isn't hearsay. This is Biblical truth. Receive it or leave it. You're choice!
Lastly, here is my new VLOG and no I'm done preaching to you:
Until next time, remember: We were created to live in God's image. Why would we live in anything less than blessed?-George Pearsons♥
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