Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I am not a perfect student. Don't get me wrong, I certainly try to get all my work done on time to the best of my ability because that is not such a hard thing to accomplish but it doesn't always happen.
Right now I am taking a Script Writing class for my Cinema-TV major. We had to turn in a story bank of 13 ideas that we could work with over the semester. The goal is for one of those 13 ideas to become a full blown, awesomely written script! My story bank was not turned in on time. In fact it was turned in a week late which means I received a zero for the assignment. I didn't mean to turn the assignment in a week late! It just unfortunately slipped my mind and because of that I received my zero honorably and without complaint.
Well the following class my teacher offered extra credit but it was the type of extra credit that only required one person. All of us who raised our hands for a chance at the extra credit had to pick a number between 1-20 and the closest person would be able to complete the assignment. Before I picked my number I said a quick prayer and asked the Lord to let the first number that came to my head be the correct one. Before I even finished my prayer the number 12 popped into my mind and right as it did the teacher called on me. I said 12 and a few moments later I found out I had won the extra credit!
I cheered a little bit too loud when I found out that the number the teacher had chosen was exactly 12 but I...I don't want to say I couldn't believe it but I couldn't! A small prayer for a silly request and God responded so quickly.
The story gets even better because today as I was walking through the COM building to get to my History of Film and Television class I ran into my Script Writing teacher. He told me he would take the extra credit grade and use it towards my zero instead. What a blessing! A zero can have a huge impact on your total grade so I was more than happy that he offered this as an option.
God is so great always!
Posted by Leila Mills at 1:15 PM