The Faith of a Mustard Seed

By: Nigel Nwosu

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The Faith of a Mustard Seed - Nigel Nwosu

Broward Community College

Nigel Nwosu

This happened back when I was in 8th grade. I grew up with really strict parents and grades to them were EVERYTHING.

Growing up I always received spankings for my grades, never for being disrespectful or disobedient. So one day when all the grades finalized, I saw that I had an F in math. The rest of my classes were mostly B's and some C's but I knew that if my parents saw that F they would KILL me and possibly disown me as a plus.

Now growing up I was also very religious and its moments like these that make or break you. I prayed with all my heart and soul that God would bring my grade up to a D (my parents would still be disappointed but I have never gotten an F before). I prayed and prayed and would refresh the grade viewer on my computer every few hours to see if it came true. One day I finally had it, after constantly checking my grades and seeing the F I gave up all hope at that point. I completely gave up everything, hope, my religion, and even pondering my life. It was a serious moment for me because at that point I wanted to commit suicide in fear of what my parents would do to me if they found out I got an F. Tears were running down my cheeks like a marathon, but then, something told me to refresh the page one last time and so I did. What I saw will forever be etched into my brain.

My F went up to a D. When report cards came out my parents overlooked it surprisingly but to me it was such an eye opener. This opened my eyes and now I know that no matter what you are going through all you have to do is keep pushing forward and never give up!