My eight year old niece, whom my family frequently refers to as “Little Lizzie”, is having a difficult time understanding why I have to move so far away from her. Last week I was trying to explain to her the necessity of missions and why I am leaving. Thinking that I am preparing to return to school, she asked, “But when are you going to be done with God school?” As I chuckled the Lord began working in my own heart. God school…as a Christian, shouldn’t that be considered life? Each and every day, as we believers walk through life, God is teaching us something, or at least He is trying to. There are times that I find myself treating my relationship with the Lord much the same way that I have treated school. I tune in to the fun, interesting, and easy stuff. But when it comes to the challenging, out of my comfort zone, I’ve heard this before stuff, I so often tune out. As the years have passed, I have become increasingly aware that it is during these times of so desperately wanting to tune out, that the Lord is trying to teach me. It is during these times that the Lord is usually trying to teach me some BIG lessons. So why is it that I still today, after years of being a believer, try to tune out? Has He not proven Himself worthy of my time, attention, or even the temporary pain that may ensue from a call to obedience to Him? No, He is worthy! It is just that I am just a stubborn child, in need of a lot of remediation, and a lifetime of God School.