Faith is key in new endeavor

For those of you who read my column on Nov. 23, she said yes.

I was nervous of course as I got down on one knee while we were outside of her church and everyone from her cousins to her pastor observed me as I asked the loaded question, “Will you marry me?” But after that one word answer was said through tears of enjoyment, all of my stress was gone. Or so I thought.

My fiancé and I are looking to be engaged for a year, making January 2011 our planned month for our ceremony. Sounds like a good bit of time for planning but in actuality, I see that date as being right around the corner because of the many preparations that need to be accomplished.

One of the most important things on our giant list is finishing school before we approach our wedding date and also finding jobs in our field of study. Needless to say, we must find a place to stay all while hoping to live in Orlando.

I’ll be honest, sometimes Jackie can show more faith than I can because while I may worry and stress about a situation, which helped cause my “50 year-old illness” in the first place, she’s already planning for something to work out. She even told me, “All you have to do is focus on graduating and finding a job within your field. I got the rest.”

My next column topic, with graduation students in mind, instantly came to fruition. If you want something, name it and claim it.

During these hard economical times, it seems all we hear about nowadays is someone losing their job or not being able to find one and houses being foreclosed on. So much negativity is being shown but during that much negativity, we must battle it with positive thoughts and keep our faith.

Upcoming graduates, you might have been told on how hard it is to find a job. That doesn’t mean there isn’t one out there for you.

Say out loud what you want in life and go get it. No, I’m not talking about saying it in your mind, and no, I’m not talking about whispering it. Say it loud, claim it and know you can get there. 

With the many obstacles that may stand in my way, I have back up. My fiancé doesn’t even like for me to use the word struggle when it comes to us being newlyweds. And she has a point. Why even speak it if that’s not what I’m claiming?

Despite what others may say about two college students being engaged and planning a marriage, we won’t struggle. We’ll do just fine because we have faith.

Plenty of passages about faith are found in the Bible. Here’s a definition.

Hebrews 11:1 reads “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”