“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Teaching Opportunity

by Macy Johnson
“During the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, 
“and tell the people all about this new life.”
(Acts 5:19-20 NIV)

The director of a local university called me two weeks before I was scheduled to teach a class. He said, “Unfortunately, you don’t have the qualifications for the upcoming class you agreed to teach.”

“You need a Master’s degree in Computer Science instead of your MBA degree. But, we might be able to skip that requirement with a letter from your alma mater’s department-head stating that he would hire you as an instructor, if given the opportunity.”

I gave him permission to call the dean of the Accounting department and let me know what he said. Would I still have a job?

I hung up the phone, dropped to my knees, and gave it to God. I knew He was in this. It crossed my mind later in the day, but I obediently gave it back to Him and tried not to worry.

Later that same day the director called to say he’d spoken to the department head at my alma mater. Not only was my former dean willing to write a letter of recommendation for me, he currently had an opening for an instructor and would consider hiring me.

The local director went on to say, “When we have an MBA program, I hope you will be available to teach those classes.” 

I will thank God for every door He opens today. I hope you will, too!

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