The Assignment

Education is so vitally important to me, and one of the greatest privileges I’ve ever had. However, when I was in grade school, I didn’t see it that way. I absolutely despised when my teachers would give me assignments, unless it was English (I know, I’m biased). Math in particular, was one that I tried to avoid at all costs, largely because I was not very good in it. English is much more my speed, because it’s something that I’m not only proficient in, but comfortable with. Anything outside of that, I found to be so unnecessary and completely uncalled for. As a result of my disgruntlement, I couldn’t see the value in my assignments, because I was too busy trying to get out of doing them. Besides, of all the people that were in my class, why did the teacher pick me?

Although I am no Einstein, I am smart, but surely there was someone else more capable than me. To be perfectly direct and honest, I simply didn’t want to do what was asked of me. Oddly, here I am almost 20 years later, still resisting. The only thing that’s changed is my teacher and the assignment. For years, I have fought with God, because I didn’t want to do the work He called me to do. To keep from doing the job, I came up with every excuse possible, yet God persisted. I would always counter by saying, “Leave me alone and go find somebody else, because I’m not the one”. I was right. I wasn’t the one, I was the chosen one! All that time, I worried about my qualifications, but my Teacher told me it didn’t matter, because He had qualified me the day I was given the assignment!

Don’t worry about your skills and capabilities, because the Teacher will give you everything you need! All you need to do, is the assignment!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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