Monday, September 20, 2010

What's Your Promise?

I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, 
who will never hold their peace day or night; you who 
[are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord 
 in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence,
Isaiah 62:6 Amplified

Recently I've been in limbo about graduate school. I know that I am capable of completing the task, I just didn't know the best method to get to the finish line. As always I prayed about it, pondered it and discussed it with those I can trust with my dreams. Always remember there are people standing on the sideline waiting to see you fail. Don't share too much with them. There were a couple of times I felt lead to move in a different direction. I even considered the EdD instead of the PhD program. One thing that works when looking to make a major decision is to weigh the pros and cons. I did and the EdD was just as costly as the PhD although the time was shorter. There were other factors I considered which I won't bore you with but I arrived at a final conclusion. The ultimate wow factor was reconnecting with GOD and being reminded of HIS plan for my life, HIS promise to bring it to pass and choosing me to fulfill a plan of service to my students, my church family and those in need. With that knowledge I am armed and dangerous. I'm ready to keep pushing along until I can cross this goal off my to do list. 

To seal HIS promise GOD used an artist from the 2009 season of Sunday's Best to encourage me. Here is @Yanna_SoulsSings performing my new favorite track 'The Promise'. Enjoy! Be motivated, encouraged and stay focused on your goals. He will keep HIS promise:, AMEN!

Christ says "Yes" to all of God's promises. 
That's why we have Christ to say "Amen" for us to the glory of God.
II Corinthians 1:20 Contemporary English Version


Chai said...

K- I had no idea this was weighing this heavily on you, or you were considering not pushing forward. I knew you were frustrated with stat class, but this I didn't know. I feel like a terrible friend...I apologize. I am glad that you looked to GOD and prayer and that you are continuing on your journey. You and Q are two reasons why I am beginning the PhD journey myself. You are my role models! Thank you for sharing this. You know over the next few years I will have doubts with my own decisions and I know remembering this will be helpful. Forgive me for now opening my eyes. I see you... *winks and smiles*


Happy wife=Happy mom=Happy life said...

OOOOooooopppppsssss! She did it again.

Last week you had me upping my make-up bag, now this morning, you touched on the very thing that I'm running from.

God's plan for you is one that cant be, deconstructed, derailed, or destroyed!!!! The 3'ds mama!!!!

Love Ya,


Anonymous said...

i miss you and love you very much...glad to see you accomplishing your goals and dreams. Keep in Touch && Take Care... "Your Favorite immigrant wo serves" ;)

Kerissa said...

Chai, I don't want to complain and dump on you. I enjoy our conversations about things & people (him) that distracts me :) All the pieces of the puzzle aren't in place yet but I'm a believer that I will love 'the Promise'. Thanks for allowing me to inspire you.

Kerissa said...

FE, loving the 3'ds and please NOOOO don't follow my advice when it comes to makeup. I need a side gig to support my habit. I'm going to quote the 3'ds daily until I get an answer. Thank you!

@ClaytonMuhammad said...

Love it!
Big Brother Clay

Anonymous said...

Kerissa, thanks for sharing. Absolutely inspiring! Keep on your journey.

Be Blessed!

Anonymous said...

Philippians 1:6
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

I read you a while ago...I am just responding. I will tell you why later.

Ashley said...

It's interesting the way we reconnect with God at times. We are sometimes faced with very important decisions or our backs against the wall. And I myself had my back against the wall a month ago. I am now in a transition of change! I think all & all, we must surround ourselves with positive, God fearing, goal oriented individuals. Because if we don't we tend to become lost or face crossroads more frequently. But I'm glad you've made a decision that will pay off in the end. I myself am still debating about furthering my education after I receive my BA. Pray for me.

Akira... said...

My advice is to go for it! Whatever you think is the very best decision for you. We only get one shot at this life-- make the most of it! :)

Kerissa said...

Thanks Akira, I didn't give up on the dream but I did find a new route to get to the finish line. I'll keep my readers posted.

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