Prayer Request: A New Season

August 10, 2008 — 10 Comments

Update: Things went great on my first day. Thank you all for your prayers. Also, I received news yesterday that a scholarship I applied for came through.

Each of us have seasons in our lives. Some are seasons of preparation, some are seasons of change, and in my case I am in a season of study and learning.

In other words: Monday morning I have my first college course ever.

I’m pretty excited, yet at the same time I have doubts and fears about how well I will do in college, and whether or not I’m academically prepared for college level courses. I’m asking for your prayers this week – I want you to pray that I will be given a peace that passes understanding, that God will be glorified through my life and my example here on campus, that I will have faith to trust God in the area of finances, that I can continue to blog, and that I will continue to stay in God’s Word on a daily basis.

You don’t have to leave a comment to tell me that you’ve prayed – but I would be honored if you took just a moment as you read this to stop and pray.

I think we need to start getting in the habit of doing this – just stopping and praying. Thanks in advance for your prayers and may God bless.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

10 responses to Prayer Request: A New Season

  1. I can definitely understand those doubts and fears! I will be praying that our Lord will equip you and help you to trust Him!

  2. I think I’m the first to comment…and yeah…i’m praying:)

  3. May God bless you abundantly, as well as all the Freshman heading off to college this and next week! Prayers on the way.

  4. I’ll be praying for the both of us, Tim, and everyone else starting college this week. :) (Believe me, you’re academically prepared. I’m in my second year, and I can tell that you’re WAY more prepared then I was. Besides that, you’ve got God on your side. How could you not be prepared? :) )

    Let us know how things are going.
    In Christ,

  5. Tim, it was great to meet you tonight at our church. You showed a genuine sense of humility and it was great to meet you in person. I look forward to connecting with you during this new season of life. What a joy it is that the Lord allows us seasons in life that provide unique blessings. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

  6. Tim, it is great to have you here on campus. We need to hang out sometime!

    I can relate to what you are going through. I know what it is like going from a home school environment to a class room setting.

    But I have found that these times of uncertainty are times that God’s goodness and glories are shown. No, you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. The one who bled on the cross to make you an heir with Him does though! Will the One that called you out of your dead and wicked state just leave you in a purposeless existence?

    May this time of uncertainty cause you to rest in the One who’s love is more certain than the sun rising!

  7. Tim,
    I’m praying for you during this new season of life and that God will give you peace, strength, alertness, and endurance. I’ll also be praying that you’ll continue to blog; I’ll be really sad if I won’t be able to read your posts anymore! I understand those feelings of uncertainty and nervousness too and know that God brings great peace when we keep our relationship with Him first.

  8. Jason & Shannon August 15, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Hey Tim! We’re excited for you. Know that Jason and I are praying for you. We were talking about you the other day….did you get the message about what time to be at work on Wed :) God has big plans for you….He does for all who are willing to follow Him….anything that promotes the gospel and glorifies Him is big!!! We’ll be praying for peace, trust, and confidence along the path the God has laid out for you. We look forward to hearing how things are going :) Here are a couple verses for you: Psalm 32:8 & John 14:27. Take care and enjoy the place where He has you!

  9. Just prayed, and will be praying! You’ll make it fine with God’s help, don’t worry. :)

    Julia from Julia’s Journal

  10. I’ve read your blog for quite a while, but I think this is the first time I’ve commented.

    I know you’re now almost a month into your classes, but I just wanted to encourage you. From what I’ve read on your blog you are a very intelligent person and it seems to me like you’ll do great in college! Just work hard and don’t procrastinate too much (trust me, I have WAY too much experience in procrastination!) Being homeschooled you’ve got a great foundation. If you trust God and do your very best then you’ll do great!

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