God promised those who have a relationship with Him, that He will guide us in the way we should go. In Psalms 32:8 it says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” God promises that He will lead us where He wants us, if we will allow Him to.
Over the last few weeks of God’s prompting, a lot of prayer, and wise counsel, Bryn and I feel like it is the best decision for me to step away from teaching for now. I am so grateful for the support and love of the administration and community of BAIS.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the Heavens are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” This decision is a calling from God. God callings are not always what we expect, but they are perfect. God promises “…He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His path.”
Through all of the changes in my life with culture, just getting married, and beginning teach, I feel like I have taken on more than I can handle with teaching at this time. God says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” I have come to a point where I have been overwhelmed with all the changes and I cannot handle the expectations and commitments that I have made before arriving in this country. Therefore, God has provided me an opportunity to step back and allow Him to use me in other ways than in the classroom at this time. I know that this is where I was supposed to be for the time being, but God has other plans for my life at this moment in time unless God reveals otherwise.
The third grade position has been posted on the Network of Christian School website. I will be teaching until God bring another third grade teacher, if God so decides. This may be days or weeks or until the end of school. This is in God’s hands and things will occur in His timing if it is His Will.
Please be praying that God’s Will will be done. I know that God’s way is always perfect and though this is difficult, I have complete peace that God will provide a teacher. I also have complete peace that if God wants me to continue until the end of the year that God will not send a third grade teacher.
My Heart is filled with joy of the opportunities that He has for me in the future. I have been able to have some great conversations with students and reveal to them the truth these last few weeks. Please pray that God would continue to give little moments where the unbelievers in my classroom would begin to connect the pieces. Pray God would give me the words to say. Pray that God would work in ways that only He can work in BAIS and in Indonesia. He is moving here and I cannot wait to see how God is going to continue to transform lives here.