Reflective Essay On Pursuing A Degree In Elementary Education

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Three years ago I began my college journey here at Colorado Christian University focusing on a degree in Elementary Education and today I am almost finished with only two classes remaining. When I signed up for classes I was sure I knew what I wanted to study, I had a plan and could see it. Wow, was I mistaken! Here I am, three years later about to graduate with a degree in Biblical Studies, far different than what I had originally signed up for, and I couldn’t be happier with where God has taken me. Jeremiah 29:11 states: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (NKJV) Plans are ideas that take us on journeys through paths that we never intend and …show more content…
I was learning so much and felt a strong desire to keep going, I realized that I love learning, in a certain way I actually crave the challenge. It was about this time I decided to pursue a Certificate in Biblical Studies alongside of my degree in Education. I added the necessary classes and finished my Certificate which opened up an opportunity for me at a local church to serve as a part time Children’s Director. Previously, I had led a youth group at church in an interim position and loved every moment of it, and now the goal of serving in a Church position was a reality. The classes that I had taken to obtain my certificate gave me the knowledge and ability to teach children more confidently and share many of the fundamental teachings that I had learned at …show more content…
Working in an Elementary School for the majority of my college career I learned that this was not the place that God wanted me to be. I loved working at the school and I am so thankful for all that it taught me, but working at the church was where I felt fulfilled. With much prayer and consideration I changed my major and placed my focus on obtaining a degree that would someday allow me to work full-time in ministry. God had a plan and that goal was achieved this past March when I was offered a position as an Associate Children’s Pastor. This meant leaving the school and the church that launched my career, which was by no means an easy decision, but through it all I could see the signs unfold that it was exactly in the plan for my life. I am happy to report I love my job! I never thought my goal would be fulfilled so soon and still feel as though it is all a

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