Hey SSB Fam!
The year is coming to a close y’all! With only a few days left, if I can summarize this year in two words they will be BUT GOD! Through all the challenges, the stress and the “barriers”, God has been faithful. God is forever teaching me something so here are a few things I’ve learned this year!
As you guys know I am a 1st and 2nd grade SPED teacher and a grad student. I honestly cannot stress that amount of challenges and hardships I deal balancing the two. However, in the process God has taught me what it means to work hard and never get up. There were times when I thought I wouldn’t make deadlines, but I did. This allowed me to rely on God’s strength and believe that he will carry me.
2. God is Faithful and it has nothing to do with me
It’s in God’s character to love. I think that sometimes we fail to realize that he loves us unconditionally. This isn’t human love, but covenant love. There is nothing I can do to make myself “more lovable”. God knows me, created me and is with me in every moment. My actions doesn’t determine God’s love or actions.
3. Embrace the call
It can be hard to embrace what God has called you to do. It will make you feel stupid, disappointed, like your lacking something, etc. God showed me that when I am obedient to do what He says he honors that. Career wise, this is my second year not working in corporate america. It took me a while to let “teacher” settle into my bones y’all lol. However in my career, I have been rewarded time after time.
4. Protect your space
I am a huge protector about my space. I had to learn that I can protect my space and let people in at the same time. I have to still have those boundaries to honor myself. As the bible says, bad company corrupts good character. I want people around me who can celebrate me, love me, be there for those challenging times, encourage me in the word of God….just genuine people. That means everything to me.
5. Seek out help
I am naturally independent. From when I was a child I formed that habit. I never wanted to be disappointed so I learned how to do things myself. However, I am learning more and more to delegate when I need to. I cannot do everything myself and it’s okay to need people. This new skill (still a work in progress) has allowed so much to happen for me.
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.-1 Thessalonians 5:24
Keep fighting daily.