My first year of teaching was in the heart of the city where I went to college to get my B. S. degree in Education. I had never taught school, but I practiced with First Grade, and Fourth Grade. I received high marks in my Student Teaching, and I did work hard to teach the children. Another student was also practicing her teaching. We had to perform every other day. The children loved the idea of two, new, teachers.
I want to encourage you to pursuit what you know you are called to do in life. Maybe you have run from the idea, but if you know you are called to teaching, or ministry, don’t run from it. Pursuit it.
God hasn’t give you a spirit of fear, but love, power and a sound mind the Bible says.
I believe in the goodness of the Lord, and that when Psalm 23 talks about goodness, and mercy following me all the days of my life, that it is for all of those who know the Lord. To get to the place where you know you are in God’s will, meet with Him by yourself for three days at a certain time. God makes appointments. Ask Him what He wants you to do with your life. Bind Satan, sin, and self from speaking. It could be that you are on the wrong track. Have you asked God what He wants you to pursuit?
I happened to ask, and God spoke to me for the first time. I knew it was God. He said, “Teach.”
That was impossible to me, and I ran from those words, but when I faced them, I knew it was a calling on my life. I changed from Bible college to a Liberal Arts college where I would be taught Education, and become certified to teach. It took all the grit I had because I knew my sisters were smarter than I was. Yet God said to teach, and I told my dad, and mom. They were quiet, especially my Dad. He bowed his head in his hands, and didn’t speak, and I went out of the room finally. I didn’t understand . He must have been giving this back to God. I wasn’t going to be a missionary, but a teacher.
I believe God puts inside us what we should be doing with our lives. This post may be longer, and I know I repeat too, many times, but this time I feel someone is doubting that it is God speaking to them about what they should pursuit. Bind Satan, bind self, and sin, and loose the Holy Spirit to speak to you, Christian. He will through the Word, or in your mind, or heart. Then stop and listen. If you search for the answer, God will tell you.