As you very well know if you’ve been reading my blog for ANY length of time, I’ve really been struggling to finish my thesis. It has honestly been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, for a number of reasons, and not just the typical ones. I was planning to write more about all of that when I was done – we’ll see. Anyway, it has been such a struggle, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I know that I’ve come so far – I turned in my draft, I presented and defended. Two of the three last big steps are done. All that’s left is editing, revising, rewriting and clarifying the things my committee pointed out. It’s the last major push. But I’ve had such mental, emotional and spiritual blocks all week long, not to mention the car drama and other distractions (but that didn’t get me down this time! ☺) Now I’m definitely under pressure to get it done. The deadlines are getting closer (yes, I’m one of those deadline people).
Well, as I was getting down to work this morning, a dear friend from church called to check on me. I’d been on her mind for a few days. She hadn’t seen me for a while and just really felt led to call and see how I was doing. She’s one of those people who I don’t know super well yet, but still have a deep connection with. I was able to explain what my struggles were right now, as well as the victory of not letting myself be dragged away and discouraged by the distractions this week. She prayed for me right then, with obvious power and insight from the Spirit. It was exactly what I needed at just the right moment. Thank you Jesus. This season is almost over. The struggle is almost won. May the Lord be glorified in this work. I can't wait to look back on all of this with time and see what God has done.
"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4