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The Pathway Of Promise

    Celeste didn't know how to tell her parents that she was leaving school.  But she just couldn't stay any more.  She had trouble with her assignments and tests.  Her grades were never higher than a low c.

     Her Mom was planning for her to take a major position in the family accounting firm.  But Celeste knew that would be hard.  After all, she hated math.

     She was going home for spring break.  It would give her plenty of time to figure things out.  She finished packing.  Her roommate took her to the airport.

     But when she touched down in her home state it was her brother waiting not her parents.  She knew that something was wrong.

     She inquired about them.  Her brother told her that their Father was in the hospital.  He had collapsed from exhaustion.

    They traveled straight there.  Celeste embraced her parents.  They asked her about school.  She tried to hide her pain and said everything was fine.

     They again expressed interest in her joining the firm.  Celeste didn't answer.
Over the next week, she stood by her parents side and tried to help where she could.

     When her Father finally was sent home, the Pastor and members of the church arrived for a bible study and prayer time.

     Their family Pastor pulled her to the side.  He asked what was wrong.  She broke down and cried explaining what she was struggling with.

     The Pastor immediately took her hands and prayed with her.  He told her that she must be truthful with her parents.  He told her that he would come back in a few days and help her to talk to them.

   Celeste thanked him.  But the next few days were the hardest she ever faced.  She prayed for strength and guidance.

    The day had arrived.  The Pastor came early.  They went into the room with her parents.  Everyone was silent.  Pastor motioned for her to begin.

    Celeste looked up, swallowed, and then explained everything.  The room grew bone chilling quiet again.

     Suddenly her parents broke out in loud laughter.  Celeste didn't know what to think.  They said they wanted her to be happy and to do what made her happy.

     Celeste looked up and thanked God.  She embraced the Pastor and her parents for being great role models.  She didn't return to school.

     She took time to seek God's desire for her life.  Celeste got the chance to explore something that she was interested in art school.

     She did help in her parents firm and even started dating the pastor's son.  Celeste learned something very important.

    Be who God wants you to be with a humbled heart.

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