Back Again!

Once again, it has been too long since I’ve posted here.  I’ve found myself extremely busy, mostly with work, and unable to provide any updates.  But I am still here and moving forward.
As I mentioned, most of my time has been largely consumed by work, which I thoroughly enjoy and is greatly helping in chipping away at my debt.  I also applied for a grant with Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations.  Unfortunately, though not unexpectedly, there are not sufficient resources available for them to award me a grant this year. 
Taking this to God in prayer, I was reminded of this passage from 2 Peter 1:3-7 –
His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him, who called us by his own glory and power.  Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.  For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.   If these are yours and increase in abundance, they will keep you from being idle or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I trust that God has allowed me to be in this time, place, and circumstance for my good, the good of others, and His greater glory.  Admittedly, it is an easy temptation to say, “the door is closed and it is too difficult to open.  Why bother?”  But sometimes God allows us to be in difficult and uncomfortable circumstances to see if we will persevere and follow after Him.  Will we grow in faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, endurance, devotion, mutual affection, love?  Or will we give up like the rich young man in the Gospel and turn away?
For me, God has allowed this time to grow.  There are many things about this that have not come easy to me.  But with his grace and blessing, I am persevering, one step at a time.  And, by Easter, God willing, I will be able to say that since starting my discernment, I will have paid off all my credit cards and personal debts, my undergrad debt, and my law school loans will be under six figures for the first time. 


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