As with any journey, it cannot be completed alone. God longs to help us, support us, and clarify our visions as we thirst for and grow closer to Him. Patience is the bridge that gets us from the will of God to the promises of God; therefore, wait on Him and never make a long-term decision based on short-term pain. God promises that we will be blessed beyond measure for following the instructions in His Word. Go with God, doubting nothing. He wants us to learn and grow from our experiences, and not just go through them. Paul gently reminds us in Romans 5:3-4 that "we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope." The Father has given each of us gifts; manage them well so that His generosity can flow through us...then give Him the glory. Use what He has given you to get what He has promised you. It's in you and has been since before birth, but you must believe, and then respond with faith-corresponding action. If you get off course, the Holy Spirit will redirect you back to what God has already given you - The WORD. Carole is not only a gifted writer; she is an accomplished educator and a scholar. She received her Bachelor of Science from Kentucky State University, and both her Masters and Ph.D. from Wayne State University. The driving force in Carole's life is her passion to please God; therefore, she strives to serve with a spirit of excellence in all that she does. Her favorite Scripture is Luke 12:48b, "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required." Carole encourages you to make a divine imprint in the lives of others, to reach beyond yourself and serve.