I did it. I purchased the Princeton Review’s GRE practice booklet via Amazon.
Wise words from a good friend: I feel like wisdom and knowledge are gifts from God. You don’t have to compromise your efforts to learn in order to be a “better” christian. If he’s given you a love for something, go after it, and try to derive as much fruit as you can get from it.
There’s a part of me that always questions whether or not I’m doing God’s will, so I tend not to commit myself completely to things because of this fear (not solely because of this reason, but it is a big factor).
I know that God has been cultivating this desire in me to pursue a higher education for a reason. I don’t want to be paralyzed by fear because I know that the whole idea of “living life wrong” is a lie. You make mistakes, you learn and you grow.
I know his voice (John 10:27). I’m going to move forward in this truth and trust that he will guide me. Taking steps forward.
Edit: Another good word from the same friend: At the end of the day if whatever you do promotes what God has done for you/who he is, you’re “doing it right”.
Amen, amen, amen.
Edit one mo time: We don’t have to worry about not being “good enough”. He’s never gonna lead us in our lives so that we end up being ashamed of who we’ve become.