My favorite phrase this last semester has been "I'm tired of being tired." These last two weeks have found me using that phrase a lot more as I prepared for my most difficult Anatomy and Physiology test. Another favorite phrase was "I'm nervous about the nervous system." Yesterday I finally got that test over and I am even pretty sure that I did well on it. After days of studying, that relieves me. Now though, in the aftermath of the test, I find myself more tired then I have ever been. I just want to lie down and sleep for a week. I want never to look at another text book or stare at another image of the eyeball. However, there is always another test and always will be. Even when I am graduated from high school and college there will still be tests in my life. Of course these tests will not be of the same kind but will be tests of my perseverance and faith, tests that could probably have more devastating consequences if I fail them then my present school tests. So no matter how worn I am, I must keep going. If I can't finish the race and get past one test, then I am going to have a hard time in my later life passing life's tests. Therefore, I must, "...press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)
Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.