Welcome to this week’s testimony in out Find Us Faithful Series.
Now on to the final part in this testimony.
I was able to work and complete my degree, which now was Spanish with Management, part-time. I had begun to see myself in a career in business and was making all the strides to follow this career path. My boss was mentoring me, I was working in different departments. Everyone was teaching different processes in the office. I definitely could see myself in this field advancing.
There was a meeting at my office during one summer, where all the senior company managers attended. I watched them greet each other and greet my boss, who was the company VP. Then, I saw those same smiling faces transformed. There was so much back stabbing and gossiping (strange how they said so much in front of me) and…I looked at them and said:
“If this is what being rich and successful is all about, I don’t want to be rich or successful.”
I went into teaching for the next 5 years, a career which I never wanted to do, but one that I love. One day while researching, I found out about homeschooling and was very intrigued by it. My boyfriend and I discussed it and we decided that “if” we should get married and have children, this is something we would do until the children were at least 7 years old.
We got married, we had 2 children, and I am currently homeschooling them. Oh what a different path than I had envisioned!-from wanting to be a doctor, to learning Spanish and pursuing a MSc in International Management, to teaching and now homeschooling. I would never have believed that I would have ended up here, but boy do I know that it was God’s hand leading me on.
I’ve been learning so much from our children- about God, about faith, about what love is. Surviving on one salary I’ve been learning so much about surrendering (I struggle a lot with this.). With me being home, we are able to spend so much time together as a family, time I would not have had in a different career. This is the path that I am certain God’s hand directed me in. It isn’t someone else’s path, but mine.
It has not been an easy path. We’ve had loads of trials, I’ve had lots of medical problems, our bank account has taken a huge hit because of it…but God is leading! By God’s grace I will continue to walk this path, though very rocky at times, and live the life He intends for me to live.
My Redeemer is Faithful
As I look back on this road I’ve travelled
I see so many times He carried me through
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my life
My redeemer is faithful and true