So I want to be a teacher...really bad. Anybody reading this is probably thinking well don't you already have a college degree? Well yes and I don't know why I didn't just do what I always wanted to do while I was there but yesterday I was talking to somebody about it and they said, "well don't beat yourself up about it, it just wasn't the right time." So I started thinking this morning about God's timing...
"He has made everything beautiful in his time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11
Although I didn't graduate with my teacher certification, it is a burning passion of mine to teach...science...in 4th grade :) I have a heart for children and to make a positive impact on somebody's life, something that I believe comes from the love of Jesus living within my heart!
After I graduated in December of 2008 I couldn't find a job, along with many others, so I started taking a few classes at Tarleton and then of course I landed a job. I had to drop those courses in order to work and so my teacher certification was delayed. I was a little frustrated but happy to have found a job. I look back now and see that it was not the time to get my certification and that God wanted me to see something and do something before I started. As of right now I am in peace with getting my certification and extremely excited about it.
So here is the update on working on my teacher certification...in the Summer I plan on taking a few courses here at Tarleton and then beginning my teacher certification program through iTeach Texas in the Fall. Hopefully I can finish by January and take and pass the test (lots of prayer) and then start interviewing for available teaching positions in this area. :) I have been praying hard about this and I am asking for others to pray about it to...
Again, God's timing is PERFECT and I have to trust in the power of the Lord and all he is willing to do for me if I just trust in him...Praise him!
That is all for now...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
So last night a particular 7 year old was used to show me a lesson that we preach all the time. Last night, Trenton was tired (didn't want to admit it) and his attitude was beginning to reflect it. After about 20 minutes of fighting this attitude he was sitting on the couch and barking at people from there. Then came the moment when he was going to get up and show is brother, who was mocking him, how he felt and that resulted in him slipping and falling on the tile. Of course that was followed by everyone getting silent because we all knew that in the next few seconds he was going to show how embarrassed he was by either loosing the attitude or getting mad. At that moment God showed me a lesson that we all, as Christians, have experienced if not once, then we have multiple times. Trenton sat back up on the couch and was crying because it hurt when he hit the tile. (I think it hurt his pride more than physically) Earlier, before all this happened, we were talking about when we pray we need to examine our own hearts and our actions because often times we pray for people to change but really, sometimes, it is us who need to do some changing also. Anyways, after all this happened I started thinking and God showed me this vital lesson. As Christians sometimes we get caught up in life, especially when things are going good, and we forget about who delivered us to that point. Our attitudes and actions begin to reflect our priorties. (I know that a 7 year old has way different pritorites like all Children do) Often times there comes a time when we need to be humbled and God allows us to "fall" and hit a valley so that way we can be humbled. So that way we can pick up our cross and come back to him. I tried explaining this to Trenton in a 7-year old fashion and I also explained that at the time we fall, it is painful (not always physically but more so to our pride) and we don't enjoy it but it is necessary for us. The other night we had another issue with attitude and it resulted in discipline. We opened the bible up to Hebrews 12 where is talks about induring hardship and looking at it as discipline from our Father. And that we should not look at it as that he does not love us or that he is mean, but look at it as HIM ACCEPTING US AS HIS OWN CHILDREN BECAUSE HE DOES LOVE US!! Last night we brought that passage back up and I tried explaining that at times when we "fall", it is our Father's way of showing us his love....amazing! Eventually, Trenton was curled up next to his Daddy on the couch crying and letting Todd hold him and they prayed together. Do you ever find yourself while you are in your "valley" crying out to God and then eventually you are wrapped up in his arms and letting him hold you again? I know I have multiple times. I know that a 7 year old experiences different things that an adult goes through but it was a good example. I know this is a long post but it has been laying on my heart to share and facebook won't allow me to post something this long. I hope that the lesson that God showed through a 7-year old last night touches you as well! Have a good day everyone! Everyone read Hebrews 12! And I will have everyone know that Trenton was not physically hurt, just embarrassed! This also shows that if we look close enough, God uses everyone and everything to show his Children how much he loves us and wants us to live according to his will...I am amazed everyday at his out-pouring of love and grace! GOD IS GOOD, GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!