High school was difficult for me to put it simply. Throughout almost all of it I was depressed. Caused by one thing or another and always varying in intensity, it was the only persistent aspect of my high school career. There are far too many events, feelings, and thoughts that provoked my spiral that I’m rendered unable to recall them all. Starting with my questioning of the morality of man after reading “All Quiet on the Western Front”, only to be escalated by the stresses of the IB program, then heightened by the worries that came with applying and affording college and my future in general.
Joseph experienced great tragedy very early on in life, yet he never used his circumstances as an excuse to do wrong. Even though things looked grim, God was working everything for the good of Joseph. Students need to trust in Jesus and follow him all the days of their lives no matter the circumstances. God has good things in store for those who trust and obey
I 've always been told that life will knock you down, but it 's getting back up that shows your true character. My whole life has been a series of ups and downs. As a child I always struggled in school. I never got horrible grades, but I certainly wasn 't the best student. After trying for many years to get better grades with little to no success, I gave up on trying and just accepted whatever grade I ended up with.
I now feel bad for my teachers because I now understand I was a real pain in the bahookie. At the end of freshman year, I started to realize that I needed to clean up my act if I wanted to be successful. I would relate my freshman year like traveling thought that mountain’s ups and downs on my trip. It started off fun and exciting, but the ups and downs came up real
When I first came to the school, I was nervous, excited and scared. I felt this way because I didn’t really know what to expect. My teachers prior to grade 9 told me that things were going to get much harder in high school, while on the other hand, my sister said I was overreacting and there was nothing to worry about. I was also pretty scared because we were freshman, and every grade above grade 9 hates freshman. But I later thought to myself that I have nothing to worry about, millions of people have done this before me, so as long as i 'm focused, i’ll be set for my first high school year.
Everyone who truly commits himself to the gospel finds his life expanding and his appreciation growing for all good things. His acknowledgment of God and his wondrous creations intensifies...Brothers and sisters, a committed person makes goodness look attractive. He builds an inner confidence as he learns light and truth and then practices it”(Elder James M. Paramore, A Personal Commitment). I plan to apply integrity but being truthful in all I do. No more justifying my wrongs or others, just being honest with myself and others but with the love of the Lord.
Yes, my parents wanted me to achieve excellent grades, but it was mostly me who put the pressure on myself. Sometimes I would stay up late to finish an assignment and other times I would have a panic attack because I got a B. In the beginning of 8th grade I had so much pressure on myself that my parents decided I need to see a therapist. I even let friendships suffer for my grades, although I’ve stopped the habit. However,
This past year has been one of the hardest years because, its senior year and college is around the corner. I have been multitasking with school, sports, planning my immense college move, making sure I do outstanding on my college placement test and, all in a matter of not burning myself out. I kept letting myself down and continuously telling myself that I can’t do it. Recently I just got out of my first relationship with the person I would consider to be my first love. I suddenly felt heartbroken and depressed in a way where I wanted to give up in school and felt as if I had no value to my life because, once again I put all the pressure and faults towards myself.
I am also worried about finals week and just college tests in general, I know that the classes will be harder than they were in high school and I was never the best at taking tests and I get really bad anxiety when taking tests so that does really worry me. I was never really good at taking notes so I have had to learn to become a good note taker, so far it has been good. Studying for my college exams also worries me because I was never that good at studying and I am a
Gal.6:9 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Ps. 118:21 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom. 5:1 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
When looking overall at Junior year, you view your grades and consider how you probably had a lot of pressure on you and your classes were harder than you expected going into it. My Junior year revolved around those ideas while taking a turning spin when my cousin passed away. Losing him was like losing the other half of not only myself, but my family. After the accident, we realized that he was our backbone. Focusing throughout school while the memories of that day streaming through my mind were never untroubled when trying to get through junior year.
Following God without question is the basis of faith. When a person decides to follow God, they will still face obstacles. Moreover, they can rest in His promises for provision in various forms. Acting in the fruit of faithfulness allows God to provide the believer protection, although one should remain aware of the risk and reward of their decision. When someone has made the choice to lay down their life to follow God, the fruit of faithfulness they can begin to follow without fear.