You Are Not A Failure

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When I was 16 I knew that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist when I “grew up”. One of my dad’s best friend’s was a PT and he allowed me to go to the clinic after school and shadow there to see what it might be like.

Before I even started college I had hours of volunteer time built up. I loved it. I felt like it was the perfect job for me and set my mind to achieving my goals.

As a Junior I was pre-accepted to the private college of my choice, located in my hometown, with scholarships. It was the college that my parents had both graduated from….everything was falling into place, perfectly

I had no doubt that this was God’s plan for my life.

My first semester of college was tough, but I worked hard and did well. Then in my 2nd semester as a Freshman I took Organic Chemistry. It was HARD and didn’t come easy. I studied and studied for my first quiz….I think I got 20 out of 25 wrong.

A complete and miserable failure.

I am sharing the rest of the story over at God-sized Dreams today – join me there won’t you?!

Original Photo Credit: Derek Keats

0 thoughts on “You Are Not A Failure

  1. Elaine O'Neill

    Thanks Kristin. I will check out God-sized Dreams for the rest of your testimony. It is amazing to see how God works all things out for His good. We can’t see the whole picture but trust Him for His best.

  2. ELaine L. O'Neill

    Thanks Kristin. As I look back at failures that devastated my life, I see that God was working behind the scenes orchestrating all the steps of my path for His honor and glory.

    1. Kristin Post author

      Elaine, If only we could remember that when difficult times come right?! 🙂 I can always see in hindsight…but can struggle in the “during”. Thnank you for the reminder that God uses all of these things to His glory!


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