I feel Like I am Sitting in an AP Class...


Take a moment and flashback to the day you were sitting on your childhood bed daydreaming about what you would be when you got older. Maybe you imagined becoming a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or even the president of the United States. You took it a step further, and even imagined what your life would be like beyond your career. Maybe you thought about how many kids you would have, what type of house you would live in, what trips you would take, and the age you would be when you accomplished all of this. Flashback to reality and is it anything like you imagined?

Our dreams somehow can never paint the picture of what reality might actually feel like. Our dreams tend to miss the hard times, financial struggles, random lay-offs, staying in school extra years, the not so perfect job, and the sudden deaths around us. We wonder why the dreams that seemed so picture perfect turn out to be filled with blurs, constant changes, and far from perfection.

If you are like me you are thankful for all of the blessings that the Lord has put in your life. But if you are really like me, you too are watching a picture of your life unfold that is not so much like the one you had when you were younger. You are experiencing one of those hard times above, and you sometimes wonder how long it will take you to be able to live out that picture perfect dream?

It's funny how when you are younger you can't wait to get older, and when you are older you wish somehow you could have been "a kid" just a little bit longer. I am someone who for the last three years yearn for my childhood days, the days where my biggest worries were who was talking mess about me, or how best to lie to my parents about getting a speeding ticket. These last three years have been filled with ups and downs, and I must say it has been the hardest time of my life.

For a moment I thought I was alone, and I hid behind my blog, jobs, and "fun" lifestyle. It wasn't until I truly opened my eyes did I realize that the reason I felt like I was going through the hardest time of my life was because I was finally in class. God was finally giving me the life lesson needed to finally live out my dreams. The most amazing thing was when he began to reveal that his purpose for me was much more important than the series of dreams I had of my life when I was younger. He opened my eyes to understand that the bricks thrown in my life, were the bricks that I would one day use to build the life he had in store for me.

I am wondering how many people our sitting next to me in class today? How many people are experiencing some of their hardest life lessons? How many people are seeing that their childhood dreams are playing out much more different than they imagined? I am confident that there are many people in class today, I just hope that everyone is paying attention, and even trying to sit in the front row.

God is working and teaching. His lessons may seem hard, unclear, and confusing. You may even say at times that this is not what you signed up for. But if "greatness" is your goal, or in his plan for you, then your life lessons will feel like you are sitting in a challenging AP class, and not simply the easy elective you picked to simply get by. I don't know about you, but I'm striving to graduate from Gods class with honors. Let the lessons continue....and take me from good to great!



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9 comments:

JessicaJ said...

Love Love this post...I could not have said it any better..happy to know someone feels the same daily struggles of life, while trying to listen to god to steer us in the direction and purpose he has for our life..

The Socialite said...

I am glad you enjoyed the post and I am glad someone is sitting in his class with me!

MirthNadir said...

I love this post as well. I can totally relate. Seems like I am doing well with parts of the class (jobs #1, and side job #2) but not so well with other parts of class (personal life). It's tough but I love the analogy. Guess we have to fight through huh?

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Sartorially Savvy said...

Madame Socialite, I'm sitting one row behind you like it's Sitron's AP class... So sincere! I thought I was the only one who was pondering these same things... For me, once 21 hit, it seems like the trials and tribulations got so big even the small pieces were indigestable. But, I'm still here, and so are you... Still trucking, still grinding... trying to make all these dreams come true. And rediscovering what, exactly, that means...

LoudPen said...

This post was amazing. I was just browsing through my blogroll and I came across this post and I am certainly inspired. I was just ranting on Twitter about how some of the blogs I follow have begun to lack creativity. However, Miss Socialite, you have not only been creative but you have given me food for thought. I'm sitting with you in class and I am struggling for greatness as well.

The Socialite said...

I am so glad to know that all of you are sitting in class with me! Let the lessons begin. ;)

Est. 1989 said...

Wow this post really hit home....LOVED IT!!!!!

The Socialite said...

I am glad you enjoyed it!

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