Sunday, May 5, 2013

Growing Up

If there is anything I've learned from serving a mission it is that the Lord knows best and when He says go I go! In the words of  a former Seminary Teacher Nephi said "I will Go and Do" not sit and stew. As most people know I wasn't keen on the idea of a mission before I served and I now know it was the best thing I could have done and I would encourage anyone considering it to take the leap of faith. Heavenly Father knew that it would change and bless me, He knew what I needed and how to get it, my job was to listen.
Well here I am again, He said go and here I go. For anyone who may not know yet I will be moving to Las Vegas come August. I was offered a full-time teaching position and I've accepted it. I don't know what school or even what grade at this point but I'm ready and willing and I know that it's in the Lord's hand and if I listen and follow He will bless and teach me. Now you're probably wondering "How did she get to this point?" Don't worry I will tell you.
I was applying for teaching jobs here in Utah and also considering applying in Mesa, and the thought came to me "Apply in Vegas" now here is the first hint that the Lord was directing my path (Proverbs 3:6), I've never really thought I would teach in Vegas but the thought came so I applied, and for some reason I felt driven to finish that specific application. I was working on a Mesa application, mind you I really wanted to go there, and I was working on Utah application, I love Utah and had always thought I would stay here forever, but I was driven to finish my Clark County Application that is the second hint that I was being led. So my application was finished and my recommendations from my Mentor Teachers were submitted and all was accepted, I received an email saying I could now apply for specific positions but at this point there were no positions posted. A week later though I received a phone call offering me a "Full-time teaching position for the 2013-2014 school year".  After prayer and fasting and some words of encouragement from many I knew what Heavenly Father's will was for me. So even though it scares me to death, I know that something wonderful will come of it, I have that "perfect brightness of hope" that is talked about in 2 Nephi plus my best friend returns from her mission right before I start teaching and guess where she lives... Oh yeah Las Vegas baby!!!!

Believe in the blessings and act on the promptings! 

Life will never be easy. When those difficult times come, it is up to us whether we curse God, as Job’s wife would have had him do (see Job 2:9), or trust in the Lord and seek to learn what He would have us learn. Elder Richard G. Scott said: “Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more (see Proverbs 3:11–12). He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain. … This life is an experience in profound trust—trust in Jesus Christ.”

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