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Teaching Opportunity

During the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people all about this new life."  Acts 5:19-20 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Would I still have a job?

The director of a local university called two weeks before I was scheduled to teach a class. “Unfortunately, you don’t have the qualifications for the upcoming class you agreed to teach,” he said. “You need a master’s degree in computer science instead of your MBA degree. But we might be able to skip that requirement with a letter from your alma mater’s department head stating he would hire you as an instructor if given the opportunity.”

I gave him permission to call the dean of the accounting department. I hung up the phone, dropped to my knees, and gave it to God. I knew He was in this. I thought about the conversation later in the day, but I obediently gave it back to God and tried not to worry.

Later that same day, the director called to say he’d spoken to the department head. Not only was my former dean willing to write a letter of recommendation for me, he also had an opening for an instructor and would consider hiring me.

The local director went on to say, “When we have an MBA program, I hope you will be available to teach those classes.” 

God gave the apostles an opportunity to keep telling others about Jesus Christ—and they took it.

I will thank God for every door He opens today. I hope you will too.

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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.