I remember waking up with a panic attack a day before my exam. Prior to that day, as unbelievable as this may sound, I never had examination fears. So, at this point, I understood that the devil was playing tricks on my mind and using fear as a bait. This is where God came in. He led me to Hosea 11 and the Holy Spirit began to speak to me and particularly from the third verse.
God said – I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms; but they did not know… Hosea 11:3
At this point, He began to remind of all the things He had taught me. I was overwhelmed as He reminded me of all His teachings through His word, dreams, and personal encounters with Him. This really boosted my faith.
Here is a picture of the notes I penned down on that day. Pardon my scribbled writing.
This word completely kept me still throughout the day unto the day of the exam as I kept telling myself audibly -“God teaches you”, “He’ll remind you of all you’ve studied in the past years” and God’s peace overwhelmed my panic. Glory!
Fast forward to the day of the exam, the peace that surpassed all human understanding is the best way to explain how I felt. I smiled and chuckled as I answered my questions; in awe as I remembered things that I had never thought I would remember – things I had studied years ago. Thankfully, I passed really well.
Understand The Times.
Be disciplined to study, invest in your self and acquire skill at the right time, which is now. The time will come for you to be rewarded and then, those self investments and knowledge would be required of you. God rewards hard work.
Please trust God. The One who taught Ephraim how to walk taught you all that you know now and will keep teaching you until your last breath. He delights in teaching you so you absolutely have no cause to fear.
Build Your Faith.
Regardless of how much I had read, entering into that examination hall with panic may not have resulted well. Faith comes from nowhere but God’s word. As you meditate on that word, it’ll become truth to you. You’ll receive life from the word and you can be sure of having good success.