Today was any other day to me. I woke up, got my children ready for school, ran a few errands, and returned home to relax before I had to head to campus for my class. I was supposed to give my chair a call about an assistantship that I hadn’t even heard back from and had pretty much dismissed it. And that was fine. I was still on a high about a good start to the Spring semester that the lack of any type of communication didn’t phase me. I’m finishing up the last of my errands before I head to campus when the chair of my department gives me a call asking to meet him about an assistantship. And a feeling of calmness came over me. A feeling of confidence and faith filled me. I just felt like something good was going to happen.
And it did.
I was offered the opportunity to instruct a course for undergraduate students. The details were laid out–the time, the place, the pay. And I accepted. Without hesitation.
I teach my first course tomorrow. TOMORROW. And I couldn’t be more excited.
I remember praying for an opportunity.. a chance to get some experience.. a moment to just be able to get my foot in the door and make a name for myself. And this is it. My God.. this. is. it!
I wish I could explain to you all how blessed I feel, how grateful I am, and also how deserving I feel. I’ve worked hard, but I’ve prayed even harder. And when good things like this happen, it reminds me why nothing else worked out. It reminds me of Proverbs 16:3 as well as Proverbs 3:5-6.
Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.
This plaque hangs on my bedroom door and I am forced to see it.. to read it.. to comprehend it and practice it before I even touch the knob. It’s a constant reminder to trust God. Because when you do, when you live for, love unconditionally, and trust wholeheartedly in the Lord, you reap wonderful benefits!
Please remember this. Whenever you feel as if you don’t know what is to come from all of the hard work and effort that you put forth. Remember this. Remember my testimony.