Monday, August 23, 2010

A blessing

Can I let you in on a little blessing this evening? Let me tell you a short tale.

All summer long, I prayed diligently that the Lord would provide an opportunity for me to move out of my regular classroom. As many of you know, I had reached a point in my teaching career, where I was feeling far less motivated to be around children all day long. And, it is physically exhausting to really "work the room" for seven hours a day.

The last two years of teaching in conjunction with cancer really took a toll on the old body. I'm on the mend now, and I do feel "normal" again. I keep saying, "I'm back." And, I do believe that I'm back. I'll never be back to how I was. I don't know that I'll ever have that youthfulness again. And, I'm okay with that. I'm alive. I'm healthy, and that's enough for me :)

Anyway, I didn't look for a job elsewhere. I love my school. I love the people that I work with, but in my heart of hearts, I just felt as if I wouldn't be in the classroom this year. In fact, at the end of the year last year, I took my certification files home. I never do that. I just had a sense.

The summer went along. School began to draw near, and I thought, "Hmmm. I guess I will be back in 2nd grade."

Then, the opportunity came for me to move into a support role. Out of nowhere. Out of the blue. Completely unexpected.

Ladies and gentlemen, that's what we call perfect provision. God was working in my heart and working in my life to provide exactly what I needed, when I needed it.

I'm humbled by His intense care for me. I'm so undeserving of any good, yet He blesses me over and over again.

Never doubt His love for you.


one of nettie's girls said...

All the time that we were asking God to care for you and heal you and encourage you He must have been standing back, grinning, just waiting to spring this one on you! Love you. You are going to excel in this new role.

Julie-CA said...

He is so good. So faithful. So full of love and guidance. We encouraged by this Lindsey whenever you may feel overwhelmed with the newness of your new role and all your new title requires of you. If he opened this, surely He will equip you with everything you need and you enter in it. So happy for you!
By the way, I'm going to do today's study tonight instead of this morning. Sat down to do it and Noah was awake =).

Amber said...

That is awesome. Thank you for your sweet testimony and constant encouragement. I love the fact that the Lord is always our Jehovah-jireh, and it's all about His perfect time. 'Tis so sweet trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word. Just to rest upon His promise Thus says the Lord!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is great news! Isn't it amazing how He provides for us??

Anonymous said...

He is so great and knows everything we need before we need it. I'm praying for you. I do have a question about bible reading. I love your devotion and was wondering if you follow a plan either yearly or if you just kind of winged it. Thanks!

Alabamamom said...

God is so faithful.
Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 29:11 come to mind as I read your post.