I begin again
Today is the day after I worked my last day at a local elementary school. It’s hard to believe. I had many people ask how it felt to be leaving, and the only word I could come up with was “weird.” I can’t actually describe it. I suppose the reality of it all won’t hit until August, when I won’t do my normal thing of getting ready for the start of school. I guess a part of me just can’t or won’t believe I actually resigned. I mean really, how many people in today’s economy walk away from a secure job? Not many, I would guess.
But here I am, proof positive that something extremely difficult can in fact be done. Leaving my teaching job was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and now that it’s completed, I have a peace. Yes, I know there will be times when I wonder about my sanity, but I know deep in my heart that this is what God wanted me to do. I’m sure He’s probably thinking that He wanted me to do this earlier. I am thankful that He didn’t take away this dream of writing and ministering to women; instead, He has made it even bigger. I look forward to seeing how this becomes a reality in the next few months. Even though I at this time have no one checking out my blog, I know I will someday. They will be able to look back at these posts and see how I got here today.
Let’s reflect, shall we? I turned in my resignation, and on the same day I got a go-ahead from two local principals for me to bring food to their schools. Coincidence? I don’t believe in them. Was that confirmation to me? Absolutely. Then, during my last full week of school, I sold more Bible study books than I had in a while. Another coincidence? Well, you know what I think about that!!! God knew I was feeling a bit, OK a lot, down about leaving work. He gave me these “gifts” to urge me along this path. It is the right one for me–if I didn’t know for sure before, I definitely know now.
So, here we are. I will spend the summer getting menus ready, and listening for God to show me ways to get the word out about the Bible study. I am excited about what lies ahead. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (paraphrase mine). Until I blog again…
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