I usually try and avoid intimate and personal things about myself on the Internet….just kidding – I am an open book, for the most part. However, I never really open up about my religion and that’s mainly because I’ve always been somewhat confused about it. I grew up in a Methodist-style home with a preacher Grandfather and an entire family whose life was dedicated to Jesus. I spent two days a week at church and loved it. The older I got, the wider my path got and farther away I got from God. I really found myself – and my religion – when I moved to San Diego. Jesus has really opened up my eyes to a whole new world and I have really been focusing on my passions and what God wants me to do rather than what I want. My all-time favorite Bible verse (and the one that has helped me feel less “stuck” lately) is 2 Corinthians 12:10 “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecution, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
I have been at a cross roads with several different life changing areas; my education and my career have been the top two. I used to only care about how much money a job paid. I didn’t ever really care if the job paid value to my life or if was beneficial to anyone besides myself. My eyes have recently opened to see that my passion does not lie within the numbers that are in my bank account, yet lie within my heart and soul with how I feel being fulfilled with my 40 hour a week duties It’s been a complete battle for me to constantly remind myself that my fortune does not lie here on Earth, but lies in Heaven. The money should not be a paradise, but seeking eternity in Heaven will be. With that being said, my heart has taken a road I never thought I would go down – teaching. Specifically, teaching Special Education. I want to fulfill the hearts of others in order to fulfill myself. These are things that far more important to me over the money or any of the materialistic riches that may lie within this Earth.
I have excited to see where God leads me next and I am slowly beginning to understand that there is a plan already written for me.
Until next time loves.