By Kristen Entwistle
Growing up, I always had a thought in the back of my mind that I might not live long enough to do what I envisioned myself doing. I always wondered if I’d be able to do what everyone told me I could do.
Tomorrow, I get to do just that for the first time.
Tomorrow, I get to walk into that classroom not as student, but as professor. With as much responsibility as that comes with, I am so excited, and also so grateful. I can’t imagine a better place to be starting my teaching career, alongside some pretty incredible men and women of God.
I don’t think I ever really let myself imagine that this could be possible, even after I signed the paperwork that said I really was a professor of chemistry. It didn’t really become real until now – 12 hours before I teach my first class for the first time.
I am so incredibly blessed to be this healthy, to have this job, to be doing and teaching what I love. I have been given more than I ever could have asked or imagined, just as He has promised. How amazing that He could use me, a broken, imperfect child of God in His perfect plan, His infinite wisdom.
When I walk into that classroom tomorrow, it will be with an attitude of thankfulness, excitement, and a little bit of apprehension. Somehow, by the grace of God, I will make it through my first day as a professor, and so will my students. And I will continue to be ever thankful that God has brought me here, to a place where I never really thought I’d come.
Thanks be to God.