Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understsnding
Looking back, I planned to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers as soon as I graduated but God has a bigger plan for me than I have for myself.
God is really good, he gave me these problems which were very essential to what this post is all about:
PROBLEM #1. Not being able to take the exam as planned
PROBLEM #2. Science subjects were assigned to me
PROBLEM #3. Dealines
It was July last year when I went to PUP to get my transcript of records so that I can file at PRC. Everyone got their trascript of records except me and to be honest I was so disappointed and I cried on my way home.
I was supposed to take the exam on the September 2017 but due to the TOR problem, I had to take the March exam.
While waiting for March to come, I spent my time reviewing and reading my notes. Until the second problem occured: we welcomed the new semester with my boss assigning me science subjects such as biology, physics and chemisty. I had to manage my time well into reviewing for the LET and studying the subjects assigned to me.
There were days when I spent the entire night studying a formula in physics so that I can teach it well to my students.
I wondered few times and even asked “I am an English teacher but why am I teaching physics?”
I spent the nights crying because I can’t getbsome formulas right.
But I did not ask God why. Instead I told him “I know it’s you. I’ll do my best”
As days passed by, I leared to manage my time well. I even learned a lot from my science subjects.
And 2018 came by so fast, and I succeeded in filing my application to take the exam on March 2018. I was so stoked for the 25th of March to arrive. But before that I had to deal with the deadlines.
The day before the exam, I was in school computing the grades of my students for the deliberation of honors and reviewing forms and DepEd memos. And when I finished the task, I went straightaway like a bolt lightning.
The day of the exam came, March 25th
I was so nervous that I forgot to bring water, food, and even a jacket. But I did not forget my holy book. Yes, really, I forgot to bring a jacket but not my favorite book. The proctor talked a lot which I did not really understand because I was too nervous and kind of freezing. When she gave us the questionnaire, I scanned the questions and everything started to make sense.
I realized why everything happend. Problems #1, #2, and #3 were actually interconnected and very essential.
The questions in the first part of the exam were actually 70% related to science. The questions in the second part of the exam were related to the school forms and computations I did to reach the deadline, and the third part of the exam was quite easy because I was able to taught the subject during the previous semester.
On May 23, 2018 I passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers. When I saw my name, I had to check it twice because I just want to make sure. And when I made sure that the name was mine, I jumped and hugged everyone I saw. (Well, I was at home when that happened. I don’t hug strangers)
Today, as I took an oath, I felt the weight the title Licensed Professional Teacher and I hope I will be worthy of the title.
God really works in His way. It is His time not ours.
“When the time is right, I, the Lord will make it happen” -Isaish 16:22