Sunday, April 29, 2012

an uncertain future

Since my last post, I have FINISHED grad school and started substitute teaching!!!

Now I'm entering into another phase of uncertain future...the daunting journey of finding a teaching job. On Thursday night, I am interviewing for two open positions (2nd and 4th grade) at a wonderful Christian school in Elgin. My heart starts pounding just thinking about it. Just like every other person on the face of the planet, I am NERVOUS about interviewing! Especially when it's for my dream job (4th grade teacher) at a highly respected school.

So this week I am planning out all my answers to questions I anticipate being asked...  
"Why do you want to be a teacher?" 
"Why do you want to teach in a Christian school?" 
"What is your educational philosophy?" 
"How do you address different learning styles?" 
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" 
"What is your favorite Bible verse?" 
"What is your testimony?" 
"What experience do you have with 2nd and 4th grade?"
etc., etc.

No matter how much I plan and prepare, however, I am bound to be asked a question that catches me off guard. Last night's sermon really convicted and comforted me... "God leads us one step at a time as we walk in obedience...Proverbs 16:9 says, 'the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.'"

If God wants me at this school, he will establish the steps! I am just following his lead. And I will keep preaching this to myself every time my heart starts to pound.