Taking the SAT

Well... I took the last practice test today and.... didn't do so good. I'm so tired from studying... I'm not going to do any thinking whatsoever from now until I take the test.

For those of you who have absolutely no clue what on human earth I am talking about, I am taking the SAT for the second time in a couple days... I am really trying for a certain score, because that scholarship would SURE be nice. So, I've been studying pretty hard for the past month, and I've improved my average scores on the practice tests by about 40 points... which is about 60 short of the grade I need. So, I've accepted that if I get the grade I need on this test, it will be because God helped me to... like, really helped... so I'm praying hard, and I've been making my friends promise to pray too. Beyond that, I just have to accept that if I don't get the score, it's because God has something else in store. Don't you hate it when you want to pray for God's will to be done, but you have this sinking feeling that His will might turn out to be not what you think you want? But, the truth is, if He has other plans that He wants to have happen at this point, those are really what I want to have happen, not some thing which I have decided would be best.

Ah well... He's in control. And I suppose... He knows the plans He has for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and future!



  1. Praying for God's will is really a prayer that God will help you put your own heart in the right attitude to accept whatever He has and wherever He leads. But it's still OK to ask God boldly for whatever you want to ask Him for. I'll pray with you that you hit the score you need on the SAT.

    Someday I'd love to actually meet you in person!


  2. Thankyou so much for your prayers. One of my favorite parts of being an MK is the support I get to have from other missionaries! ... and yes, though it's hard to believe I've never met you (having met your wife, son, and dog, and read your blog) someday I'd like to!

  3. I'm praying for you mate.
    Trust God.