When I first started teaching I was like a race horse fresh out of the gate. I was eager to get up every day and put forth my best in making sure that my students learned something that day. But something, somewhere along the road changed. I became restless in my state of being and I began to want more (ambition is a gift and a curse honey I tell you!). For a while it was all I wanted and really all I could see. I went back to school to pursue advanced degree after degree so I could move up. And then…NOTHING! I began to get upset and question myself. I made a rash decision in my job search and ended up taking a job that I didn’t want, buying a house I didn’t need, and accumulating a heavy load of student loans that I couldn’t afford. I had gotten myself into such a bind. I remember going to church hearing Pastor Oliver preach a sermon about being in the right place for a blessing. At the time I didn’t get it because I was so focused on having what I wanted right then and there.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14).
This verse became a catalyst for me being where I am as I type this. David was in the midst of his enemies. He was surrounded by them on every side. He didn’t go off and begin to do his own thing, he would have died. Instead he made it his commitment to wait on GOD.
My issue wasn’t that I had outside enemies. My issue was in the mirror before me. I took a step back, continued to pray and let God do HIS thing. In HIS time everything fell into place. I now know and understand that there is a blessing coming with every tick of the clock. I just have to be patient and in place to receive it.
Thank You for teaching me how to wait on You. You are my all and I know that everything I look forward to and work towards will come in Your time. I accept each gift that You give to me and I know that YOU KNOW what’s best for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Today decide to EMPOWER your ability to WAIT and be PATIENT on the LORD. Trust and believe in HIM! Don’t put God on a schedule. Allow Him to do things in HIS time.
Ms. Shawna Dix is a mother, educator, and all around child of God. She is passionate about God, her son Jalen, family, friends, and her students. She loves teaching because it allows her to shower our youth with love and guidance. She resides in Pentagon City, Virginia and works hard educating inner city youth in Washington DC. She prides herself in being a realist. She exclaims that she is in no way, shape, form, or fashion perfect but she has accepted that she serves a perfect God who is able to do ALL things!