A couple of weeks ago, one of my professors contacted me to tell me about a Scholarship that was offered at my school and that she thought I would be a great candidate. The scholarship was created specifically for future math or science teachers.
One of the stipulations of the Scholarship is that I have to receive a B or better in both Calculus I and Calculus II. I took Calculus I this summer and received an A. So I’m good there. But, I’m currently in Calculus II, which is much much much harder.
With that being said, in order to receive a B in the class, I need to get above a 80%. My grade in there right now at the mid-term….81.2%.
I still have 2 tests and the final left to bring up my grade, but normally classes only get tougher as you get towards the end.
When I first learned my grade I was really worried. Can I bring this grade up? Am I going to get a C in this class and not be eligible for the Scholarship?
But then I was reminded of a verse in the book of Philippians. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:4-7
Would I like to have a 95% and be sitting safe? Yes. But by having a 81.2%, will that make me cast my anxieties on the Lord and trust Him to help me get the grades that I need? Yes.
Since this reminder, I have truly felt the peace of God guarding my hearts and my mind to not go down that path of anxiety and fear.
And for me, there’s no place that I’d rather be.