marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what
we were made to be . . . Romans 12:6 (Message)
Recently, a teacher at Davis Elementary asked me why I hadn’t chosen teaching as my profession. I really do love the children and enjoy the time I spend in the classroom. The question haunted me for a few days. Why hadn’t I chosen education as my career? As
usual, I did some research and discovered that the word career comes from a French work--carriere—meaning road or highway. Guidance departments in our schools do career counseling helping students set focused goals and mapping out strategies
to achieve those objectives.
My work has always been about listening to an inner voice—a voice that is
calling to me—this is the way—follow me. There hasn’t always been a clear-cut path and carefully-planned strategic steps, however, there has always been a knowing—lightpoints—illuminating my heart that I was on God’s chosen way for me. There has always been a call—that inner knowing that that heart is longing for and a voice that only the ear of faith can hear. Money was never a consideration in my choice of vocation, since we are not to seek riches and
store them in barns, but seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you. I have received all these things: contentment, peace of mind, and inner joy. What more could I aspire to? And of course, I have been teaching, not math or reading, but things eternal. My earnest desire for you is that your chosen career is also your calling. Then, and only then, will you find fulfillment.
Prayer: Lord, speak to us and lead us. Show us the Way, the Truth, and the Life you have designed for each one of us.
Enjoying the journey, Linda