Nothing Says Hurricane like the End of the School Year
The Seasons Change
Reflecting on the 2018-2019 School Year
- This year, I learned that I could do things I only dreamed I could do, things like writing a script or trusting and obeying G-d even when it seemed like everyone and everything was against me.
- This year I learned that I have a long way to go when it comes to not being crushed by criticism and rejection. I need to build the foundations of my self-worth not on what other people tell me they see or think of me, but instead my value should be found in the fact that in J-sus’ eyes I am already enough.
- This year I completed a one-to-one discipleship program with a mentor from my fellowship in China. The entire process was a comfort and a challenge for me to grow in my faith and be bold in sharing the Hope I have.
- I learned that G-d doesn’t promise me an easy path. He doesn’t guarantee me any amount of happiness or worldly success. He does promise me that He will be with me and I will not be overcome.
- I grew to realize that it’s okay to tell people you need prayer. That there are a lot of people out there willing and eager to know how they can pray for you. It’s also okay… not to be okay.
- I learned the hard lesson that you can’t win people over with your own passion and enthusiasm. You can just do your best to follow the path you feel G-d has called you to… and there will likely be opposition.
- I am thankful this year for the my support team in China. The friends who will cry with me and give me words of hope and encouragement even when I am beyond reason with anger, hurt, and doubt. I am thankful for friends who don’t give up on the people they love. I am thankful that even 5,000 miles away from my family, I feel like I have people who are family and who love me despite my flaws.
- The 2018-2019 school year may have been my most challenging yet, but the L-rd remained faithful to me and I know that He has a plan for me. Also, one of my professor’s at university once said, “The hardest years of teaching are the first five. If you can survive those, you can survive it all.” Happy 5th Year of Teaching to me! Here’s a toast to year 6 and beyond!
Thank you for reading through another year with me!