During my high school years, teenagers like myself were drawn to me, it was as magnet attracted to metal. A week never went by without several of them coming up to me wanting to talk, in search of encouragement, or simply wanting someone to listen to them. Whether they were younger or older, they were in search of someone to talk to and I was very happy they choose the right person. Most times we naturally find our selves in desperate needs, we tend to want what we want instantly, the thought of finding the “right” person doesn’t exist. All we can think about is our immediate situation and need, not taking into account we may come across the “wrong person”, one who may not lead in the right direction or give sound advise.
I found myself going before the Lord daily on their behalf asking Him to sharpen and mold me into His likeness so that I would say what Jesus would and do what Jesus would. Those young students connected with me because they felt something that I myself was not able to explain. They were able to talk with me without holding back, I saw their heart (sometimes shattered). Our conversation got so deep sometimes they end up letting it all out by crying. I felt that I was at the right place at the right time for God to use me, I felt as if I was accomplishing something for a good cause. I know it was all God’s doing, cultivating me in this area, because later in life I would find myself passionate for the cause of women and children. I believe for a nation to be strong, the family has to be strong. Until the institution of family is fortified, we will be building in vain.
The thing that really brought joy to my heart was when they came back feeling so much better and thanking me for sound advise. They emphasized the fact that I was present during their most crucial moment made an impact on them. This is when I got emotional, thanking God that He protected them from harm, danger and exploitation. I was a very popular young lady in high school but I hung out with very few. Periodically I dream of being at my high school doing what I did back then. I think it’s God’s way of constantly reminding me of the calling on my life for His precious ones. We are all born with a purpose to fulfill but life sometimes could cause our vision to become blurry.
I am currently studying to become an Early Childhood and Elementary Educator, my anticipated graduation date to receive both BA degree is schedule for fall 2013. Thus far I have sat and received many great teachings and field experiences from well competent instructors and professors. Every day I wake up with passion to go further no matter what. It was very evident to me when I started studying that I was in the right field, I was on the right course. The process sometimes could become cumbersome but my drive or push are my children and the children from other families.
Children are able to touch your inner most being like no other person can, they are just that “skillful”, without realizing it. As Cosby always would say… Kids say the darndest things 🙂 this is my passion, this is my desire.
Find your passion if you haven’t already and stick to it, allow nothing to deter you from it. You are well equipt…… you were built to soar as an Eagle…………