Sometimes, God has an experience not only for you but to tell everybody else! I feel like my head has been in the books to what seems like almost a year now. Even before the year came in I had to hit the ground running with all the goals I set for this year. This month alone I have had to learn to give up somethings in order to get to my ultimate goal as smoothly as possible. I let go of the fear, the doubt, even social anxiety that people often places on us every day. I had to guard my heart and my mind and whatever I read, listened to or even watched had to be related to my goal and path to a chapter of my life called My Road to IBCLC.
It was September 18th, 2020 IBCLC exam day and I was awaiting my chance to take this rigorous and long examination which seemed like eternity. The day was finally here and all I could do was pray, praise God in advance, seek God on the answers, and just give this exam all I got! Thinking back to all the in person and virtual study groups, nights of studying, taking practice exams I realized that I had conditioned myself to complete this goal that God has purposed in my heart to do. To become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is my dream that I had been chasing for a little over 2 years now and Its finally near!
Although this year has been strange, one things for sure my faith in God has grown so much. I am excited to be able to complete one goal and then go on to the next. I have been embracing this new normal and know that all things are working together for the good of those who love God (Romans 11:28). I have had some obstacles in my way but I have been able to get through them all. All thanks to God! I remember tossing and turning and sometimes crying myself to sleep at night when I thought about all the opposition not only for myself but what this world has been facing in the last 6 months. Today, I am able to release all these experiences that has made me into the woman I am today. I have stories and a testimony to tell anyone I meet that every one of these experiences I went through has made me strong and courageous. All you have to do is trust God, believe in His word and what He has spoken over your life!