Myself, I work for the Public School system here in Canada. I am not a teacher by any means, but do grounds work and carpentry; and, am also a contractor through them. This work was opened up to me by way of Providence; for never in a million years (so to speak) did I ever think that I would be working within a government run sector. Regardless, I am commanded and compelled within not to compromise my own beliefs, and "let my light so shine that they will see my good works and glorify God in that day." My positions are lawful. I have obtained favor (by the grace of God) for working hard, being honest, and sticking to my beliefs. Working in such an environment teaches me many things about myself as to how I respond to certain things (not just outwardly, but inwardly).... And how the Spirit instructs me to bridle my mouth at times, love those that despise and mock The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and grow in the grace of God (2Peter 1:5-8) daily, purifying myself even as He is pure, etc, etc.
It is a challenging environment to work in, and I Praise The Lord for the oppurtunities given me within the organization. The God of this world may have blinded many, but if not for the grace of God I would be blind as well; and it is a truth that I cannot take the splinter out of my brother's eye with gentleness when I have a beam in my own. I gather I could go live in a cave in the mountains, or go off to some distant country and preach the Gospel, and go against the promptings of the Spirit, but I cannot tell the wind in what direction it should take me... and behold, it has taken me where I am today. The Lord is abounding in mercy, and He wants His children to get involved in what is going on in their communties, to get out of their own homes (if He wills it), and get into the battle... And when I have, I see God move in ways I never would have saw if I was living as a hermit, or spending all my time at home and in a steeple-house.
Children are precious to the Lord, but so are the souls of men and women. My God give us grace to get our own lamps filled with oil, and not hid them under a table; and give us a Holy courage of faith in Him to get out into the world and let that light of Christ shine, whatever the cost may be, for light helps one to see more clearly. "For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself a servant unto all, that I might gain the more (1Cor 9:19, and verses 20 -27)", etc, etc. Canada and the US is sliding headlong into the abyss of doom morally and spiritually and has for years....Let your light so shine. If you want to be a voice for Truth, do not wait for people to come to you, nor murmur in the wilderness, but get out where the action is (when God calls you and leads you). The Lord is many wonderful things, and Praise God, He still is The Only Hope of the nations.