Lately there has been a mountain in my life that has been causing me a few fretful nights and overwhelming thoughts….
The particular mountain I’m referring to is my up and coming Teacher Training. A few weeks ago I was sent an email outlining all the pre course learning that had to be completed before the start of the course at the beginning of September. My heart dropped when I realised that I needed to complete 8 assignments by the first week of September.
Immediately mild panic began to set in. How was I going to achieve this goal with three gorgeous, yet demanding children in tow? Plus I love sleep, heck I need my sleep all 10 plus hours of it in order to function throughout the day. I was fearful because I had pinned so much on this brand new career and now it seemed that the magnitude of the endeavour was about to cause me a truck load of anxiety.
Now that I do not need….
He has sent His angels in the form of encouragers, who have spoken nothing but life and affirmation into my situation, other Teachers who have given me books and guides that I will need to assist me with the theory behind teaching. One Teacher in particular did the exact same programme I am doing, two years ago and she has been a complete blessing. She has helped me to rationalise my fears and helped me to think about the best ways to organise my time and tackle each stage of the course….all I can say is WOW Lord! Your grace is truly sufficient.
So, despite the initial panic, the uncertainty and the worry, I am pleased to announce that with 5 weeks still to go I have almost completed 3 assignments and I am feeling confident about what it is I need to do to successfully complete the other 5 to a high standard. Hallelujah!!
God is just so good. He truly does walk out this journey with you. He has calmed my racing mind and really given me the correct lense to view this mountain. He tells me not to fear the mountain, but instead to use the tools He has given me to climb and ultimately conquer the mountain.
My God has gifted me with academic intelligence, the ability to multi-task under pressure and so much more. I will use these gifts to bring glory to His name and point all who see me directly back to Him.
Whenever I think I can’t, God tells me that I can. He is my greatest advocate and with Him NOTHING shall ever be impossible.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7