What’s Next???

In the blog post, The Gift of Patience, I mentioned that God was preparing me for the IMG_20170729_105007next. So, what is the next? I’ll tell you! After a summer of waiting on God, sleeping, relaxing, working out, semi-studying for tests and holistic growth, God decided on July 30th to give me the next and I can honestly say that it was a miracle. On July 30th, 2017, I found a  job posting at a local university for an adjunct biology lab instructor. I looked at the requirements and saw all I needed was a bachelor’s in biology or biological science and I applied to the job. The next day, I received an email to come in for an interview and the following day I had a job! Like I said, I truly believe that me having this job is a miracle. Why? Because after I was hired I went backed and searched for the job posting and could not find it anywhere.

What makes this so amazing is that I believed that I was inadequate for the job.  Even though I met all the requirements, I thought that I wouldn’t be hired. I remember praying that God would open the doors He wanted me to go through and that if this job was from Him I would get it. Sitting in the interview I was nervous and felt as though I was wasting their time. But I praise God that He used my inadequacies as His requirement to use me.

What do I mean? The majority of college I struggled with my biology classes. I would study and study and could never make an A. It wasn’t until my last 3 semesters of college that I was able to make A’s and B’s in my biology classes. Because of this, I felt inadequate to apply to graduate school or medical school. Even though I knew medicine was my calling, I did not believe that I could do it. So God, in His incredible love,  gave me a job that the only qualification was what I thought made me inadequate. I was hired on the spot; they never asked for a letter of recommendation, the only thing they wanted was my transcript from college.  All they wanted was a transcript that show’s I have C’s, B’s and some A’s in my science classes. Even after seeing that, I was still hired and giving 120 (give or take) students to teach on a college level!!

This has taught me a lesson that I will never forget. When God calls, He doesn’t call the qualified but He qualify’s the called. God will take your weaknesses, your blemishes, your pain, your struggles and will use them to show you how much He loves you. What I thought kept me from moving forward in life, God used and continues to use to move me forward in life. I never thought that I would write a syllabus or lessons plans for college students 3 months after I finished college, but God is His GREAT love said I would.

I have been claiming Isaiah 55:8-9 this summer. It says; “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'” While God was teaching me patience, He was letting me know that He has some big thoughts and plans for me and all I have to do is trust Him. I’m still planning on going to medical school but now I know that what I thought made me inadequate God uses.

Until Next Time,

~ Elyse


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