Journal Entry: Marty Brian Robbins-03/05/2024-Classroom

Journal Entry

So many prayers that I have asked have been answered. Not in the exact way that I’ve asked for, or in expectations of the way I wanted, but they have been, and still are being answered.

I had prayed for getting a college degree before leaving prison, and I had heard that another prison offered these things, but I came here. I’ve grown to see that I don’t necessarily need a class room teacher to teach me, although one would be beneficial at times. If I really look there are so many ways for me to learn. God is teaching me everyday, but I have to pay attention.

“Demolishing Strongholds” has been the book I lay back and relax while reading at night. God pointed out an important lesson yesterday, a test for Pride;

‘ If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself “How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronize me, or show off? The point is that each person’s pride is in competition with everyone else’s pride. It is because I wanted to be the big noise.’

This in itself is such huge lesson, it answers so much. Here is another project to work on, the overabundance of pride within me. Taking the ‘I’ out of conversations. Life, everyday ,is a classroom,but one has to pay attention.

An addition to this morning’s writing was pushed upon me as I looked into the mirror a bit ago. Looking deep within myself, a smile came across my face as I’m able to say ‘ Thank You Lord’ for where you have brought me in life. Teach me how to replace the wrongful pride within me and replace it with humbleness and humility to be a stronger man.

‘Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school’
– Albert Einstein—