Are you living your passion? Following your dreams? Are you stuck in a job you don’t like and see no escape plan?
If you had a choice what would you do with the rest of your life? Better yet, what is God calling you to do?
When I was 15 years old I thought God was calling me into the ministry or education. I like teaching and coaching others, whether it be academics or sports. At 16 years of age I decided that I didn’t want to follow God anymore or follow His plan for my life. I graduated from high school with the bare minimum credits I needed to graduate. I didn’t do very good in school, so I sure didn’t have any plans for college.
So what was I going to do the rest of my life, I had no desires, dreams, or passions. I worked at many different jobs from the age of 18-38. I call them jobs because I didn’t consider any of them a career. During those years I had 26 full-time and part-time jobs.
Then one day in February of 1989 everything changed for the better, a miracle took place. I felt the presence of God in my life once again, it was like a “Paul Experience”. It was God calling me back to follow Him again and I said yes! About a week later I decided to go to school and get my education degree, my passion for teaching was still there. I graduated from the University of Florida in 1994 and began my new CAREER(not job) as a Special Education teacher. I taught for 14 years and enjoyed it very much. I was 100% sure I was supposed to go back to school, I had to do it.
I’m writing a book about my experience, it’s called “The God of Second Chances”, I hope to have it published by December 2014.
Are you following your passion? Have you ever had a “I have to do it” time in your life?
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