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I stink as a blogger. I would like to say I get up and blog every day. I lay our words of encouragement and tell people what God has laid upon my heart. But I suck at it. Namely, I choose to play angry birds or solitaire on my phone instead. I choose to watch TV. In a way I choose to waste time on menial things that have no real consequence in the world. I choose to avoid things that would actually make a difference in the lives of others.

It makes me wonder what it takes to be a successful blogger. Someone who blogs all the time. I always have something on my mind, but taking the time to get it down is the hard part. We will see how it goes.

Trust not your own understanding

So recently I feel God is definitely trying to reinforce this scripture in my life. I am trying to make a career change. I 2011 I left Pastoring full time and have been working primarily at police dispatch. I have gone through the process of getting my Texas Teaching license through an alternative program. Now, I always see stats that there are not enough qualified teachers, but I guess that is not true in Texas because I applied for around 300 jobs before the 2014-2015 school year and the only interview I got was at the school where my wife works.
Moving on, this school year I have subbed almost every day. I made high scores on both my subject test and my pedagogy test. I have applied for ever job that has come available. I really feel that I will have a job by the end of the summer. I know that I God will provide the right job at the right time, but that does not mean that I do not worry.
Recently, I taught on patience in our Bible Study. I the book Bearing Much Fruit I talk extensively about peace and patience being fruit of the spirit. I will tell you right now, just because I know it in my head does not mean that I have fully excepted it in my heart. I want it now. I want to know the answer. I want to see the door open and me not have to wait.
In Proverbs 3:5 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not to your own understanding.” But I want to lean on my understanding. I can trust my understanding. I can rely on my own ability. But it does not work that way. God is saying, “Wait, I got this, but it has to be in my time.”
I don’t want to see that. I want it now, and it is not happening fast enough. God is in control and all things will come together at the right time. I just have to wait and not lean on my own abilities.