Monday, January 11, 2010

Clay

I'm clay... or hoping to become clay. Clay for God to mold as HE sees fit. I'm working hard toward this goal, daily, weekly, hourly. I'm especially learning a lot right now about relying on HIM. Seeing with FAITH. Believing without KNOWLEDGE of my own.

I truly believe that my feelings to move back to my hometown came from God. Things happened over the summer that not I or anyone else could have predicted, and while it was a rough time, it spurred on the thought processes and prayers that led to my belief that that is where we were being called. And what a time for this call to come! A time of uncertainty in the housing market, especially where my house is located (by our sewer plant!) and for the fact that I don't have a garage. A time of instability in many job markets, especially when I've been told recently by many in my hometown area that the two large school districts, where I've really hoped to find a job, are high in debt and pink slipping and then rehiring even tenured teachers. How can one walk into this without the belief that this is following God's plan and not my own? I know that even with the doubts plaguing me from time to time, as little as they are, I couldn't do this were it not for the steadfast belief that HE is guiding us home. HE is in charge.

My house goes on the market on Wednesday officially. Please join me in prayers that whatever happens it's in HIS plan, not mine. That doors HE wishes to be open, are open and flashing with neon lights so that I don't miss them, and doors that are meant to be closed, are closed with yellow barricade tape so that I don't mistake it for an entrance! :) I pray too that as districts begin to look at positions for next year, that they post them and interview for them quickly, and that God leads me to the position HE wants for me, even if it's not the one I may have chosen myself. Those are the jobs that have challenged me and helped me to grow to the teacher I am today!

Amen!

1 comments:

Sara said...

One of my new goals this year is to make sure I pray for people when I tell them I am going to pray for them. I am going to pray for you in this matter. I definitely know what it is like to make a life-changing decision, with faith that God has inspired it, but with the knowledge that it doesn't make worldly sense. Praying for you, my friend.

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