Now if I would have read the previous sentence a year ago I wouldn’t have thought it was in my future. I had no desire to teach. As an English major a lot of people would ask me if I was going to teach. I would always quickly answer them with “No. My minor is in Business I’ll probably do something with that.” Teaching, as a career, just never appealed to me.
After graduating in May I realized I really didn’t have a goal or a dream. So I began to pray that God would give me goals and dreams. I tried to ignore the one dream I’ve always had, to get married and have a family. It is obviously not time for that so I know I need something new to focus on, something that I can get excited about. So God has planted a new dream and goal in my heart and amazingly it is to teach.
A lot has pointed to this direction lately. I ended up with a summer job assisting a teacher at the church I have worked at for 3 years. We ended up with a great group of kids and I’ve really learned a lot. I feel more confident then any year I’ve worked there and was able to help plan activities and decorate our room. Though kids can be frustrating sometimes it is the times when they are sweet and are excited about learning that are most memorable.
God will give you new dreams and goals if you ask Him. Now I’m just praying that He will fulfill my desires. I’m holding on to Psalm 37:4:
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”