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Three weeks ago I asked myself a question-Am I ready? You see three weeks ago my summer immediately ended and my school year began. A year of beginnings and a year of lasts. Am I ready for one more year of teaching which just so happens to be my last year of teaching?
When we thing of being ready our immediate thoughts go to something that is beginning. For me being ready is totally turned around. For me being ready is for an ending.
God is the guide to our beginnings and ends! God takes our beginnings, makes them beautiful and walks with us every step to the end. God is taking my last year of teaching and showing me with His eyes all the reasons that I have spent 30 years teaching. My eyes are glimpsing students who need a mom, students who need love, students who need to feel safe and students who love to learn. Every moment is a gift – a memory – to teach me why I teach.
I will take this knowledge with me into retirement and use all the treasured moments for something new that God has planned for me. God is preparing me for an end but in this preparation He is getting me ready for the next “big yes” in my life.
God’s glory is shown through each of us everyday when we allow Him to walk with us and guide our steps.
At that same time, I begged God: “God, my Master, you let me in on the beginnings, you let me see your greatness, you let me see your might—what god in Heaven or Earth can do anything like what you’ve done! Please, let me in also on the endings, let me cross the river and see the good land over the Jordan, the lush hills, the Lebanon mountains.” Deuteronomy 3:23-25 MSG
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