The light bulb went out as I sat there in complete awe of the words that fell from my father's mouth. Temporarily deaf and forced to read the lips of my father, I knew what he had said. I gathered my thoughts in attempt to make my next move, but it collapsed in the palm of my hands. Both body and hands were quickly filled with anxiety and sweat. "It not fair Daddy, I've been at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School for two years. I thought that I would graduate from that school; think about all the opportunities that I am going to miss! That's the best public school in DC; it gets all the credit and it's awarded for all it outstanding achievements." Moving to Maryland was such as big move! At that moment, I lost faith.
What is faith exactly? I believe that the only way to achieve is through God who installs wisdom and knowledge within us. The Bible states that faith is: "Being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see" (
Hebrews 11:1 New international Version - NIV), or it can be trusting in others and yourself despite any circumstance. I have to say that GOD always comes first in my life. However, to what extent do we permit faith to become a reality in our everyday lives? The Bible also states, "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ" (Romans 10: 17 NIV).
Another school was mentioned, the complete opposite of where I came from; how ironic it was. "Make the school your own", my mother said. "Don't forget to have faith", she said, but once again,
what is faith exactly? What had seemed like such an elementary concept became a complex physics problem that required professionals to figure out. I went through most of the year thinking of what I would be missing, how 'I' would be missing. I didn't believe that I would excel in a school
like the one I was in similar to the one I was currently enrolled in
. I wanted to involve my self in other activities that would help benefit me in the future. I used to volunteer at the HU hospital but that wasn't here anymore. Although it wasn't here [Reword this part, you're repeating yourself when you could definitely use another similar phrase of some sort! Just a suggestion :) ]
, I still remained interested in the field of medicine. For the first time I had something else to focus on. I wanted to help, support people in need,
but what I failed to realize
the entire time was that
'I' was in need. I was in dire need of help. I had to help my self before I thought of others. Instead of wasting my time dwelling in the past I was spending my time in the future.
As soon as I took faith, I took the opportunity. I was persistent and did not stop until I new exactly what faith was. My strong conviction of returning back to the hospital is inevitable. I a
m now emotionally and mentally prepared to face the challenges that come my way. I believe that with my determination and faith I will have the great opportunity to attend your university.
It's a really strong essay that shows you own your beliefs and are proud of your faith! Good work! :)