Life is often a fight. We have to constantly fight for our goals and our future; and, after the fight, we are so often then required to wait on God who orders our steps as we fulfill our calling and purpose in life. This module/week as you read from Parker’s text, she devotes two chapters to these two themes: Learning to Fight and Learning to Wait. Reflect on the times the Lord required you to fight and when He required you to simply wait on Him. Ironically, sometimes we are asked to wait to fight! God expects us to be Spirit-led in all we say and do, and He will equip us to do His will when we are obedient to Him. He leads us into the fight as we pursue our goals and plans and guides our every step. The Bible proclaims that the steps of a righteous man (woman) are ordered of the Lord (Psalm 37:23). The Lord also states in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.” Reflect on how you will fight or wait as you pursue God’s purpose in your life and in the educational arena.
Based on your reading and study, you will write a post that addresses the following items: (Please note that these bullet points should be the substantive part of your thread)
•Submit an overview of what your professional goal is and how or why you chose this goal.
•Describe what you plan to research and discuss for your Personal Professional Development Plan. How does your choice relate to the teacher’s professional responsibilities discussed in the readings?
As you are stating your professional goal, it is important to reflect on how your professional goals are a reflection of what the Lord is calling you to do based on your gifts, calling, and purpose.
•How will your professional goals attempt to meet the educational and developmental needs of all children in our ever increasingly diverse society?
•What are some of the challenges, most notably in the elementary school setting?