Hang in there

When I was a freshman in college I had a tough encounter with one of my teachers. And not  because I was partying too much or slacking  off on my work. It was because I was getting A+‘s.


When I got my grades at the end of the semester, I had an A- in Spanish. I never missed a class, always participated in every discussion, and had gotten 100% on every assignment. There were no other factors in play. I should have had an A+. I emailed my teacher.

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She was from Mexico and her English wasn’t fantastic. She misinterpreted what I was saying and thought I was trying to accuse her of sexual assault.


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Yeah. Another female student accused her of sexual assault in the past after the professor put her tiny Spanish hand on the student’s shoulder. But come on, I was grade grubbing. Not threatening to fire this lady.


She ended up giving me the A+ and said “I hope you’re happy” even though she wanted me to be sad. Turns out she was teaching my composition class 3 weeks later.



Class begins and it’s super awkward. Each day that goes by she doesn’t look me in the eye or call on me. Whenever I do say something she’s critical and demeaning. As I start getting assignments back, the same letter is on the top of every page:



Time to run away, I hope?

I wanted OUT.

So I went to another Spanish teacher named Dr. S and told him what was up.

And he said “Hang in there. Don’t run away; you’ll regret it. You can work this out.”



“Okay” I replied.


After some more awkward classes, meeting outside of class, loving, forgiving, praying, and hanging in there, all was resolved. I started getting A’s again, and my teacher saw that I wasn’t attempting anything out of line. After all dat hate, all doze bad feelings, mis-communications… she even apologized.






When the going gets tough, hang in there. Don’t give up, give IT up; to Him. Everything will become crystal clear, and even better than before.

I mean, this teacher hated my guts for months. And then we worked it out. We built that bridge. We didn’t burn that bridge, we built dat bridge.

H a n g   i n    t h e r e.


With God, all things are possible. Even supernatural love towards the unlovable. Promise.

Have you ever felt like you were in an impossible situation that eventually got worked out?




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