This blog is a follow-up testimonial to a blog I wrote back on June 7, 2020 titled ” Look For the Window”. At the time of the blog in June, the world was fully immersed in the pandemic. I was not working at my prior job as a substitute instructional aide for the school district and I , like many others, was wondering what direction to take concerning a job. I was searching for options and looking for new opportunities. Through the blog, I encouraged others to not be discouraged because of a closed door and to “look for the open window” that God will provide. I wrote that blog for myself as well, because I was struggling with knowing my direction in life. Although, I have a tendency to be inpatient and want answers right away, I have learned over the years that God is faithful and provides the answers in His timing.
So in my waiting period, I kept a positive attitude and faith that there would be a window opening soon. A couple weeks ago that open window appeared. I was asked by a former employer to teach kindergarten for a private school. To be honest, at first I considered turning down the offer. I had lots of excuses of why it wouldn’t work for me, but I realized that those excuses were all based in fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, and fear of change. God was opening a window and I was allowing fear to block my way. So I stepped through the window and committed to a year of teaching. As I did this, a certain excitement came over me. The fear was gone and it was replaced by a renewing of purpose. I have an opportunity to create a learning environment for children where they can feel secure, loved, and can thrive emotionally and intellectually.
So if you are in a waiting period right now, do not give up hope. In the waiting period, you will strengthen your faith and the time to consider new opportunities. Look outside the box. It is natural to feel afraid at first, but do not allow fear to be a stumbling block. Push it aside and take that first step. After you take a step of faith, if you find the fear being replaced with peace and passion, run with it. If after taking the first step, you feel apprehensive, consider where these feeling are coming from. Is it fear? Is this the right place for you? Does the work required fit with your talents, values, and passions? Either stay and test it out or look for new opportunities. Most of all, don’t get discouraged. Have faith that there is purpose for you in this world. Be willing to learn the lessons through life’s journey because you never know where the last lesson will lead you.
Life leads us in many directions: sometimes it leads us full -circle