Beyond An Ordinary Student

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Sarah Loke (College Student)


Growing up in an environment where I was taught nothing is impossible made me an optimistic person with bubbly personality and BIG DREAMS.

Throughout my school life, I have always managed to go to church every weekend, be very involved in extra-curricular activities, and still excel in my studies. No matter how busy, weekend is church time and I will be either serving in the youth ministry, the worship team or leading a carecell.

2009 came along, and I had to sit for SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia). While my friends began spending their weekends preparing for the exams, I had to choose between God… and my textbooks.

I chose both.

I wanted to be a role model for my carecell members-I cannot put God on hold while I study for a test. At the same time, I also wanted to do well so that I can make my parents proud.

Holding on to God’s promise that He will honor those who honor Him, I continued to serve in church on weekends; and during the weekdays, I would spend as much time as I could to study and prepare for the exams.

As the months went by, I realized that my study sessions were always productive as God helped me memorize and absorb facts faster and more effectively.


When results day came, I was so excited to see straight As on my results slip; but God did not stop there-I found out that I was among the top performing students in Malaysia, and I was even featured in the newspaper!

(Sarah and other top scorers appearing on the news)

¬†There was an immense sense of satisfaction as I knew that all has paid off-by holding on to God’s promises, I have seen His rewards poured into my life.



(Sarah with her result slip)

 With God in my life, I achieved so much more than I normally could.I could obtain the results I desired and be a good carecell leader at the same time.

On top of that, when I applied to further my studies, I got into the college of my choice with no hassle, and they even rewarded me with a scholarship!

Truly, nothing is impossible when God is involved!

I have experienced it!

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