When the Student Is Desperate For a Teacher

There’s an old saying, though I’m not sure who to give credit to, that goes like this: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

It has nothing to do with universities or teacher shortages. As we go through life and make an intentional effort to develop our gifts, our talents, our skills, our leadership, and we’re becoming more competent in the things we’ve been called and created to do, we’re spending so much time growing.

All of us, just by nature, at times will hit plateaus. We’ll be disciplined and structured and doing really well in our growth trajectory for a while, then we’ll hit a little plateau or a lull. Sometimes our progress even diminishes or decreases a bit.

However that goes, it’s during those times of being flat or seeming like you’re moving backward rather than forward, that we have to stop and check our hearts. Generally, growth at this point for you is almost always going to be tied to a new relationship coming into your life that will help you arrive at your next level.

Simply stated, until your heart is ready to receive new information, new instruction, new (and more) accountability, and namely, until your heart is ready to address whatever issues are keeping you under this particular ceiling, the resources  and the people you need to help you to get moving again toward your next level are not going to show up in your life.

A lot of times we use as an excuse, “Well, I just don’t have the resources I need,” or, “I really haven’t found the right person to coach me.” More often than not, if those things haven’t shown up in your life divinely, it’s because there is something within you that is not ready for it. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. When the student is ready, the resource appears. When you have done what you can do and your heart is right, you’re aligned properly with

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.

When the student is ready, the resource appears. When the student is ready, the relationship appears. When you have done what you can do and your heart is right, you’re aligned properly with your purpose, the plans of God for your life, everything you need for that season comes to you.

I know we’ve got to put work into our business. I know we’ve got to put our hands to work, and our feet have to hit the pavement. I know we’ve got to get about doing things. Action on our part is absolutely necessary. The reality is there are some things you can’t manufacture. They’re prearranged for you, and God is waiting on you to get your heart, your mind, and your attitude right so what He has already arranged for you can be introduced into your life.

If you feel like you’re hitting a ceiling right now, I would strongly suggest you check your heart. If you’re a Christian, ask God to help you see, “What is it inside of me that’s not ready right now for the next level?” Then begin to recognize, process, and deal with those things.

At every point in my life when I’ve met a limitation, or hit a ceiling, and my heart has said, “God, I want to go to the next level,” every time I’ve addressed something interpersonally and gotten those things aligned properly, as soon as I’m ready, what I’ve been waiting for shows up. I don’t have to make it happen. I don’t have to go hunting for it. It just shows up. That’s how it’s supposed to work. When the student – when you – are ready, what you need for the next level will show up in your life. I promise you that.

When the student – as in when you – are ready, what you need for your next level will show up in your life.

Live without limits and pursue everything God has for you. You may need to check your heart from time to time, especially when you feel stagnant or stale. Doing that one check will produce tremendous results in your life.

Are you ready for your next level? What teacher (resource, relationship, etc.) have you been waiting on to show up in your life?

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  1. Wow, this could not have been more timely as I am dealing with this at this very moment. Thanks for sharing this!