During the last few months I have often read and took the advice of the south's most beloved general. I have certainly felt battle worn especially lately as reality sinks in. Having lost my battle to return to the clasroom, I have faced some dark days. Without my faith in Christ, support from family and friends and my wife at my side, I would never be able to carry on. There is a verse in the Bible that says something to the effect. Pushing forward we move toward the prize found in Christ Jesus. (That's paraphrased.)
I have decided it's time for me to move on and reach for the next thing God has for me and my family. Lately, I have let some angry feelings control me. Thoughts of hate and vengence has ripped me apart from inside. The devil has had a field day in my mind. But never has God allowed him to totally take control. I do know this. There is a spiritual law that cannot be ignored. "Whatsoever you sow that shall you reap." The people in the school district responsible for my termination and others who have been wronged will surely reap what they have sown. Truth is you can't keep hurting people without paying a price. It's these truths from God that will allow me to move on. Yes, I would love to keep lashing out at these unethical people but it's God business to punish sin not mine. I have my own sins to own up to and have with God's help. I did make some bad decisions in this situation, but will always believe that I never should have been fired.
For some reason God allowed this to happen. I am determined to see good come out of this situation and the only way to do that is to move on. Before I do, I feel it's my duty to warn the school district. God will not continue to bless the Jones County schools having unethical leaders. This is a strong thing to write but I must do it. God's punishment will come down on the district unless these men repent. Again it's a spiritual law; it will happen sooner or later.
I will continue to blog and when needed reveal any injustice committed by the district. But I will focus less on what happened to me and return to my passion, teaching history. I pray you will continue to visit my blog and offer any advice you may have. May God bless you.
Next blog: My thoughts on D-Day (June 6th) and a first hand account from a soldier who lived it.