I spoke with my mentor teacher recently, and while she and I were talking, we just said how stressful life has began seem throughout the month of March. Anyone who is a teacher knows that it is not an easy task. We both felt overwhelmed, tired, and even frustrated many times throughout the month. But, one thing I had to keep in mind, and we both had to encourage one another, is that God puts you in situations for a reason. It is to teach you a lesson. While it maybe difficult to handle, it is teaching you a very valuable lesson. When the trial is over, victory is won!
Because of Spring Break, the renewing of my mind and spirit from church service, and having a chance to reflect, I feel like I am able to be more productive especially since I am able to work at my own pace and time. As I sit here, I am thinking about the work I can finish for both my job and for graduate school. I think it is also at this point, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the school year and for this degree program.
One other important lesson I learned over the course of the past month was from church service on Palm Sunday. The speaker that Sunday was a Senior from Langston Hughes High School named Austin Jackson. He has a book entitled Takeoff: Seeing Beyond The Clouds (I need to actually purchase my copy soon). But something he said gave me the best advice I have heard in God knows how long. We have to move from an "I Got to..." attitude to an "I Get to..." attitude. That message resonated with me and I can say it has helped to create a better spirit and mental state for me.
As I close, I am just sitting here looking out of the window at the sky. I see the birds flying as well as the bees. All I can do is think WOW! God tells us in the Bible that the fowl of the air do not worry about what food they will eat...meaning we are much more valuable than birds. Why should we worry about anything?! As I sit and keep this in mind, I am just becoming more excited about the places God has in store for me...some chapters closing and some doors opening! I am sorry if this piece does not seem too organize, but my thoughts are kind of everywhere right now! But I know this piece will help someone like it helped me!