A Stepping Stone
Posted on September 5th, 2011 by Chaplaincy in Tybed
I was wondering about the course you are studying this year. Is it something you have always wanted to do or have you drifted into it? Will it perhaps be a stepping stone to something else?
We tend to succeed at things we are really interested in, but those interests can vary as we go through life.
My first job was a full time housewife and mum. I didn’t train for it and I know that there are courses which teach parenting skills and child care. I had to learn the hard way…by experience. Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding and yet demanding jobs you can do. Later on at the age of 36 I trained at a college of further education to be a pharmacy technician gaining a BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science and I worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital for 17 years. It was only at the age of 53 that I studied to become a minister in the Church in Wales.
It’s only as I look back that I wonder why God left it so late! But to be honest I was not ready for the kind of ministry I am now doing, twenty years ago. I had to get an experience of life first. There is a right time for everything, and as a Christian I believe God has it in hand. There is a lovely passage in the bible that describes this. If you haven’t got a bible, look at www.biblegateway.com at Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 verses 1-8.
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