Well, this is a big Tuesday for me. Today I'll wake up early, put on my best teacher clothes, and jump into second grade where I'll do my student teaching. Today I'll meet the kids that I will call "mine" in just a few weeks. Today I'll experience the classroom that I will lead the rest of this school year. Whoa. Talk about big things. I'm nervous and I'm excited. I'm worried and I'm questioning. Can I do this? Am I cut out for this? Will I teach these children well? Is this what the Lord wants for me? I know that the Lord didn't give me a fear, but of power and love and a sound mind (1 Timothy 1:7). I know that I need this semester to learn a little bit more about where the Lord is calling me. I know that I'm right where I'm supposed to be. I'll work everyday to worry a little less and trust a little more. The more that I trust, the more room I'm giving the Lord to move. I want you to move, Lord. As I begin this crazy semester and still prepare to marry my love, I need the reminder to slow down. I need to be reminded that the important school stuff will get done. I need to be reminded that all the wedding details will be finalized. I need to be reminded that even though I'll wake up before the sun, I surely won't die from lack of sleep. (Lord, help me!) I need to be reminded that I get one shot at this life and the Lord wants me to live big for him. I need to be reminded to embrace everyday and always invest in my relationships. I won't glorify a busy lifestyle. I won't let this life slip on by.
Don't let this life slip on by, friends. Embrace it! Live it!