Tuesday, 9 July 2013

That Was Then

Remember that meltdown I had last week?  Well, I'm okay now.  Really I think it was just that one day - I'm not sure what was going on that day, but I just freaked.

Since then, I have had the opportunity to talk to several mentors and contacts who have given me great advice and have spoken words of encouragement.

And here is what I think - God will provide something.  I don't know what and I don't know when, but I am sure He will.  I am confident in this.

This morning in our devotion, Matt and I read about praying with boldness.  We have been praying for doors to open for months, but I don't know how bold we have been in asking.  While there is one school in particular that I really want to teach at, there are plenty more where I would be happy and excited to teach, too.  Today, though, I prayed specifically for that one school, boldly asking God to open doors and make a way.  And I know that if He says no, He has another plan.

In the meantime, I am doing my part.  I don't believe that God wants me to pray for a job and expect Him to just drop one into my lap without me meeting Him halfway.  So I've been emailing principals and making school visits.  I have been networking and asking questions.  I've been researching.  But I know that when I land a job, it won't be because of my footwork.  It will be because God provided.

So no - I still have no idea where I will be teaching in the fall.  But I have to trust that I will be.  I have to remember that God has a plan, and He has no reason to be concerned.  Since it's His plan and He's not worried, I shouldn't be either.

2 comments:

mom said...

That's awesome Lauren. I love reading your posts, just like always. God loves it when we really count on him to take care of us. Take it the next step and thank him for what he's going to do!

Kristen said...

I went through pretty much the EXACTLY same thing. I taught at a Lutheran school for two years-no benefits but I taught 5 classes each day and did not have a single plan period AND I was considered part time.

I left my job and the students that I loved without any job prospects. June came and went. July came and went. August came and went. I applied everywhere, and I continued to apply even after school had started. On September 1 I got a call from a public school in my city wanting to interview me for a part time position.

I interviewed and thought it went horribly. By God's grace alone, the principal called me the next day and said they played around with some schedules to make the position a full time teaching job. I started the Tuesday after Labor Day.

Knowing who you are, you are a great teacher! God will put you exactly where he wants you. I am so excited to hear your story!

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