Moving to the Next Level
I didn’t get the job. Wait, I didn’t get the job? Seriously? Okay, so I had gone back to school, I was consulting and I was active in the church. But I was doing good things, right? Surely God would bless the work I was doing. What was I doing wrong?
As I continue to connect the dots, my decisions were still focused on ME. I was still operating from a position of both pride and fear. I had not really humbled myself. I was not really comfortable with God ordering my steps. I was expected to control things; after all, I had been rewarded throughout my career for being in control. Now I was out of control and believe me, that was not a comfortable feeling. I needed a change in perspective.
Where I believed I had been most effective and fulfilled was when I had the privilege of helping people move to the next level, whatever that level was in either a professional or personal journey. Could it be the best way for me to give back and make a difference was back in the classroom, where I had started all those many years ago? I wanted my career to count for something and perhaps the best way to do that was to come full circle. Was the classroom where God had intended me to be after all?
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
Written by Tricia Krohmer