As of today I have 13 days of school left. And boy, am I happy about it. I've been counting the days down since about day 60. And now I only have 13, one of which I will be in Palm Springs at Resolved. :) It sure is a great feeling to be so close to being done.
But wait. As I was driving home the other day, thinking about this joyous news, I was greatly convicted. And I was reminded of something. As a woman who is single, I have read many books about dating and singleness and waiting, ect... And I remember reading in some book somewhere that as a single Christian, I should not be dwelling that "goal" of marriage because that is not where I am at now. There is much to be done during the wait. True... But that definitely does not only relate to singles and marriage.
As I drove home, the Lord reminded me that while I may only have 13 or 9 or 3 days left of school, that is also how many days left that I have to make a difference in the lives of these children. I've said before that I have a hard class. I will be glad not to have to deal with drama every day. But these are little hurting people that need someone to love them. The Lord chose to use me to love them. I have 13 days left to wipe their tears and talk with them and let them know that somebody really does care about them.
As of today, I have 13 days to make a difference in their lives.