So, pretty much all my question holes for next year have been filled in. (At least all the ones that can be at this point.) I’ll be teaching in a new district, in a new school.
Truthfully, I thought God might be taking me out of education…but He answered the prayer I had been praying: close every door except one- so I that I would know his will. So, I figured God would be using my skills I had been developing to teach new kids in a similar (if different) setting. Again, I was wrong. I’ll be teaching in a different context.
Why do I always think I know God’s plan? He seems to always direct my feet to the path that I didn’t see coming.
But, I’ve been praying God’s will not mine for a long time. That is clearly what He did and not at all in the way/path I had visioned (so very typical for our relationship).
It does make it easier to go into the new and relatively unknown knowing that He picked this place, this job for me, and me for them. There is so obviously work He wants me to do there and something there for me to grow in as I serve him.
I will admit though- I feel a little better in the short term when God pushes me out of my comfort zone along the lines of my vision. But, God’s ways of pushing me out of my comfort zone is just never any of the ways that I expect.
But ultimately, His vision is so much better than mine -both deeper and longer than anything I see. And I really do want Him to use me in ways He sees fit. I want Him to put me in places where He can use me and it pushes me to grow. He always knows best and I hope to always go where He leads with a willing heart.
Be full of joy all the time. Never stop praying. In everything give thanks. This is what God wants you to do because of Christ Jesus. Do not try to stop the work of the Holy Spirit.- 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-19