One thing is for sure, you did not waste a warm smile on me. You did not waste the gift of JOY on me, you did not waste the gift of forgiveness and the gift of giving on me. I love to smile and make others laugh. I’ve learned to forgive and love to give. I thank YOU for my life. I do not squander the gift of it or the gifts within it. Just as you are not through with me, I am not through with improving, reviewing and renewing myself.
Today was a good day. On this day I became a college graduate. I rejoiced and I was glad in it😉. I’ve been pressing towards this place for a while and am still pressing towards my next collegiate benchmark. I wasn’t nervous or anything. Sitting in my chair and watching all these working adults, (700 plus graduates) walk across the stage made me feel I was where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I’m pressing on to wear the black robe with honors tassels and the black robe with the drape on my back.
Many people that I sat among had overcome great challenges to get to this day. I met a woman who all in the last two years lost her mother, divorced and lost a job but still pressed. Our class speaker was a woman with 9 children who struggled with lifelong feelings of worthlessness making a tear jerking speech and graduating with a 4.0. These are just the stories I know, I can only imagine the others. On this day I saw folks of all ages, in all stages of life accomplishing dreams. An awesome scene.
Some of my graduation statistics:
*average age 36
*most active military
*large percentage of veterans.
*majority percentage of minorities
*50% men, 50% women
*large percentage of mother
*some great grandparents
Look at GOD! 🙌🏽
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2 NIV)
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14 KJV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
Ich Liebe Dich Alle❤️
Bridgette Hicks ~Class of 2015
100 Fold return for all the GOOD, GODLY seeds you’ve sown:
Love, Encouragement, Wisdom, Knowledge, Time, Money, Affection, Prayers, Declarations, Faith, Peace, Hope, Revelation, Joy, Listening Ear, Excitement and Ideas.
Think on all these wonderful seeds you’ve planted and of the ground you’ve sown them in to. Think on those seeds that were not only given but those that were taken from you, knowing it’s your time to reap the harvest of those too.
Don’t faint, be wide awake, in anticipation of the Harvest. Patience is a virtue, and Faith in the inner workings of GOD…is Fail-Proof.
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