I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:2-3, NIV
I left my teaching job over a year ago after my husband had been transferred. It seemed like every attempt I made to find a job in our new location ended in futility. But then, I got the call. The caller identified himself as the music supervisor at a school in a nearby town. I was confused because I hadn’t even applied for a job at this school. He went on to explain that he received my name from another school system where my application just “happened” to be out on a desk when he called. Now, he was calling me to ask if I would be willing to take a long-term substitute position that could develop into a full-time job. I agreed to give this job a try. I went on to spend twenty-six years in that school system growing and ministering to the children and educational community.
As educators, we do our best to get our credentials, apply to school systems where we think the Lord is leading us, and interview honestly and hopefully. However, the Sovereign Lord knows His plans for us. And when the time and place is right, He will open the doors for us. He will bless us far more than we could ever ask or imagine. In the meantime, we must pray and trustingly wait for His timing to reveal His special appointments.
Help us remember You today, Lord, and Your plans for us. May we be watching for You. Amen.
Copyright Shirley Wilson.
Shirley is a retired member and former board member of Christian Educators.