“Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.” Proverbs 23:12
When I was younger I hated school. If I am being honest, hate is not a strong enough word for the way I truly felt. My mother has told me, on numerous occasions, that as a child I was great in school. I always had “A’s” until Junior High. Well, I actually do not ever remember being good at school. I was an extremely low-level reader, did not understand math, was one of the worst memorize-ers on the planet, and could not write a paper to save my life.
Then came college.
I attended Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona and discovered that I had dyslexia. They re-taught me how to do all of the aforementioned things and the amazing thing is I LOVED IT.
I love to write, I am great at most math, and crave learning. In fact for someone who was placed in the slow readers group, as a child, I can now finish a 300 page book in less than two days. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes.
At the age of 33, I went back to school at Grand Canyon University. It is a Christian college, the one I wanted to go to when I was 12 years old but did not think I would ever be smart enough to go there. All my credits from GCC, from 10 years prior, transferred. I graduated with honors, GPA 3.96, with a Bachelor’s in Christian Studies. Afterwards I continued on to receive, with honors, a Master’s in Professional Counseling.
I am a life-long learned, blessed to have an education.
Because I have such a heart for instruction, education is now easy for me. Soaking up any information I can get my hands on and I covet time with mentoring partners who have walked this road. I do not know where my degree will eventually take me but it is one of the accomplishments that I have always wanted to achieve.
I now have the privilege of ministering to people as a pastor and counseling as a therapist.
Whichever place God directs me to do full-time, the other will just be a bonus!
I am so grateful to be able to put my ear to words of knowledge and love it.