Updated: Feb 10, 2021
So, you what to become a teacher? That's great, our children need awesome teachers. In fact, there is a child somewhere wishing you would finish your degree or retake the state examine. Instead, you keep putting it off and telling yourself and others that someday you will get it done and that you are praying that the Lord will lead you. Sista someday will never come if you do not plan and follow through. How will you discover the Lord’s will by doing nothing outside of praying? Faith without works is dead.
Check out how the Message Bible explains James 2:14
Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense? James 2:14 (MSG)
I love teaching. However, I was not sure if I would enjoy teaching young learners. I prayed and asked the Lord to bless me with an opportunity that would allow me to teach from home and test the waters. After praying, I wrote down my teaching goal, started researching, and applying for online teaching jobs. Eventually, after an intense interviewing process. I was offered a teaching job with VIPKID as an online ESL teacher. FAITH I prayed and believed that something would happen. WORK I did the leg work. The picture above is me in my online classroom ready to teach my little Chinese student.