Anyway, as I drove home today, I realized that if I not had the tough class that I had this summer, I don't think I could have handled all of this very well. But, in comparison to this summer, today was a breeze! Plus it was a good preparation for running a class, time management and doing lesson plans. It's always amazing how God knows what we need and how if we just make the best of tough times, occasionally we do get to see that He really did have a plan and a purpose. Jen from Et Tu? had a great post about this very thing today. She tells a cute story about God preparing her for some ups and downs by giving her a disappointment in not getting to go to confession when she really wanted to. She links to another post in which the writer points out that:
He always knows best how to help me grow, even when I don’t care for His methods.
Ain't that the truth? I wonder what He's preparing me for now...scary!