What Makes Drive Or Perseverance Within My Life? Essay

789 Words Jul 14th, 2015 4 Pages
What creates drive or perseverance within my life? That is the question that came to mind when reading the overview of the essay assessment. To answer this unique question I began thinking of all the things the Lord has placed in my life, both good and bad. Many things came to mind such as family, fatherhood, my wife, church, death, sadness, etc. The Lord places these events in our lives for a purpose and a reason but we are the deciding factors for what we do with them. So when I think of what is driving me to write this paper, finish school and get my degree; the one event in my life that stands out above the rest is being blessed with two beautiful children. My wife and I were married when we were 19 and we began parenthood at the young age of 20. Over the years there has never been a time in my life that I haven’t been able to find a way to provide enough for my children. But is that a statement I should be proud of? God calls for parents to not only lead their children in the ways of the Lord but to bless them, provide for them and to be an example for them. Providing “enough” isn’t what I want to offer my children. I want to offer them all that I am and although this is hard to say, I haven’t. Since I stopped attending college I have sat back and told everyone, “I will go back and finish school one day” and “I had to stop school because I had kids so young”. Well it’s time to quit using my children as an excuse not to finish but a reason and a drive to finish. It has…

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