Two Mondays ago, my computer screen was broken and I had to take it to get repaired.
Last Monday, I had to get together some additional passport paperwork (still without reason as to why), fill out a bunch of stuff, and get to the post office before it closed.
This Monday, I had to take care of the flat tire situation that happened in the middle of church/bridal shower preparation yesterday.
These things all have contributed to a string of slightly stressful Mondays. I have been blessed through each of these experiences though. A laptop was loaned to me. My mom found all the documents needed for the thing last week, as well as taking the car in for me on her day off.( Thanks Mom. 🙂 You are the best)
After this mornings stressful start, I had a much better afternoon. Great sessions with kids who are really starting to take hold of what I think is important for them to grasp. Kids learning already to go above and beyond,serving others. Lessons taught and lessons learned. It really was a great day.
Today I received an unexpected blessing in realizing an awesome thing that has happened in my life.
About 4 years ago I was taken Elementary, Special, and Physical Education classes. I was also working after school,doing camps, missions, BCM,and getting more involved with my church.
I can remember thinking, “Wow! Wouldn’t it be great to see God use all of these things I love for His purposes.”
Today, I realized He has. The realization couldn’t have come at a better time.
Back in 2008, the dream was to be able to do some P.E./ rec type classes a couple hours a day, work one on one with special needs students, teach different “life” skills, teach leadership/character classes at the middle school level, teach children about Jesus, and go on mission trips.
Well, in my job that I have now, I am in a school setting. I do on one one time with all kinds of kids, I get to use some of my P.E. skills when we work on interactions, or I go observe my kids in P.E., I teach at church(I teach Missions and we play a lot of games, btw.), and I have been on a few trips and going overseas this summer. To top it all off, if everything works out, I have been asked to help with work with some of the kids in the character/leadership program at school (5th and 6th graders.:))
I didn’t seek out to do all of these things, and for a while, I hadn’t realized how they have all came together.
Isn’t God good!
Even though there are some big questions still lingering in my mind, (Who will I marry? Will I always stay in Oklahoma? LPC or Seminary? Who will play Finnick in “Catching Fire?”) It was a great reminder today to see how far God has brought me.
9 years ago, when I first accepted Christ, my goals and plans, we are all mine.
Now, I can see how He is weaving His plans and purposes in and out of the tapestry that is my life.
God is good.
He hasn’t forgotten me at all.
He has a Plan, a Hope, and a Future.
He makes all things work together for my good.
I am so glad he picked a Monday to reveal this to me. It sure did make me excited for Tuesday, and what is to come.
If you are in the middle, trying to see how all the pieces of your life’s puzzle will fit, remember this. (I certainly need to commit this to heart!)
“My God turns my darkness into light.With your help I can advance against a troop[e]; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect:The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. ” Psalm 18: 29-35 (NIV)
He turns darkness to light.
His way is perfect.
His word is flawless.
His help makes us great.