Monday Musings: Learning Patience


When I was in the teen Sunday school class my godmother was my Sunday school teacher.  One day in class she said, “When you pray to God for more patience, he’s going to allow things to happen so you can practice your patience.”  Right now, my patience is being tested.


I have no clue what I will be doing next school year.  Granted I was in this boat at the beginning of 2017 when I learned my position at my previous school was being eliminated.  If you thought displacement is easier the second time around, it isn’t.  I interviewed from March-June last year and I was offered every position I interviewed for except one…and here I am interviewing again.  It is exhausting to try to convince someone you are the best candidate for the position and to also try to figure out if the job is the best fit for you and your family.  My biggest fear is choosing another job where I will end up displaced again.  It really hit home when my son said, “Are you going to be at a new school every year Mommy?”

A couple weeks ago, I spoke to my great uncle and he said, “How goes the job situation?” and I replied, “No, status change yet.”  He reminded me how one day it was 2017 and the next thing he knew he was waking up in ICU and it was 2018.  He said, “I know you are very organized and like to have things planned out, but you have your whole life ahead of you and you’ll be okay.”  I called him as soon I heard he was released from the hospital and was back home.  It’s funny how you think you are checking up on someone and they end up checking on you and helping you.  My uncle message was emphasized yesterday by current Sunday school teacher when he read Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

I hear the message loud and clear: stop worrying.  Keep doing what you are doing and it will work out.  I know that’s easier said than done, but I’m going to try hard to enjoy the second half of my year at Crispus Attucks especially since I’m not sure I will be there next school year.



  1. I know it is easier said than done, but wonderful advice. I am confident that you will be just fine.

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