Prayers for my MBA

Me taking a selfie in my first business class! That’s professional, right?

I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too…

You started an MBA program? Are you crazy? Isn’t life already busy enough?

Yes. Yes, and Yes.

But a door opened and I felt the nudge to walk through it, so here I am.

Starting a weekend Executive MBA program at the Goizueta Business School is one of the most uncomfortable and awesome things I’ve done in a long time.

It’s uncomfortable because I basically just traded in the precious free time I had to go to school. Hard school. With really smart people and exacting professors.

It’s awesome because I’ve already learned so much about leadership and the business world and it’s only been one week. Between now and May 2021, I’m sure to be transformed. I hope this program makes me a better leader.

But wow, is it scary. So much so that I can see the far edge of myself is within eyesight and I’ve still got 2 years to go.

But, I know that this was the right step and I have a supportive spouse, so I’m stepping into the unknown with a ginormous corporate finance textbook and a few prayers…

  • Lord, please give me supernatural energy to do it all. Help me to keep all the balls in the air and not neglect any of them. Help me to be deeply grateful for a full life.
  • Lord, help my husband and family to know that I love them fiercely even when I’m not home. Help them to feel my presence when I’m at class.
  • Lord, may my girls see in me an example of what women can do and pursue their dreams with abandon as they grow up.
  • Lord, bless my husband with everything he needs to fill in the gaps I will leave behind for studying, attending class, and group meetings. May he be blessed in abundance for his sacrifice.
  • Lord, may I know in my heart of hearts, even when it gets hard, that you have placed me here and I can run without hindrance toward the goal of becoming a better organizational leader.
  • Lord, may I live with peace and kindness rather than guilt and worry. Make me a person who is expanded and improved by being stretched, not diminished.
  • Lord, may I use this degree to do more good in this world. Help me pave a way for organizational work to be done with more compassion, excellence and urgency.

May I be everything you have called me to be. Amen.

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