As long as I can remember all I have ever wanted to be was a teacher so that is what I did but it wasn’t what I thought it would be. 

What gifts do you feel God has given you?  I knew one of mine was teaching.

I had a bad start in school.

When I was first grade I had a teacher who scared me to death.  The sad thing was I did not realize school was not supposed to be that way.  I still loved school and never complained.

The problem was I was not learning.

Then I met my Favorite teacher ever.

By second grade I was behind.  Thankfully I had an amazing teacher who immediately identified the problem and got me some help.  Not only did she help me get the remediation I needed but she encouraged me every step of the way.

Thanks to Mrs. Moore I dreamed of being a teacher like her ever since then.

Made it, I became a Teacher.

School is such an important part of our lives when we are young.  I was thankful to have a relationship with the Lord early in my life since I needed Him to help me get through school.

 I was never the student I wanted to be but I was able to trust the Lord that I was just as He created me to be.

Through the years my dream never changed.  I worked hard and with the Lord by my side I graduated with honors from high school and then college.  I did it I was an Elementary Teacher.

My First job

My first job was as a 4th grade teacher in a private Christian School.  I loved my kids and the challenge of making school fun while making sure my students found success.

But after a few years I found that some kids were not cut out for this school’s fast pace and accelerated curriculum. I was frustrated by the way I was frustrating them and causing them to feel poorly about themselves.

I could so relate to the feeling of working as hard as I could and not doing as well as I wanted to.  I just could not be the one who was telling them they were not good enough.

My Second job

So I decided to try a new environment.  My next job was as a reading specialist and gifted teacher.  I enjoyed working with both kids who struggled and those whom school came easy too.

But again I was frustrated my not being able to fix everything and help all students succeed.

Lord wasn’t this my dream?  I had followed you, right?

Now what

Due to financial needs I started working part time for Sylvan Learning Center where everything was completely individualized and I saw the kids make great gains.  I prayed for a chance to spend my time making a bigger difference for kids.

When a full time position at Sylvan became available I jumped at the chance to move into a new dream.

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you got just what you thought you wanted only to find that it is not what you want anymore?

 

Trusting God to move you into new places and things can be a challenge but it will also bring many blessings you didn’t even know were possible.


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.   James 1:5

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