Tall order isn’t it?! In reality, it seems as if teachers do have the most reasons to complain. Here’s the short list – a list I know 99% of us can more than likely relate to:
- The parent who thinks their kid can do no wrong and is just down right mean
- The student or class that drives you up the wall
- An overbearing administrator
- A fellow teacher who does you wrong
Notice I said that’s the short list, because there is a much longer list for sure! The truth is we will always have reasons to complain – good reasons to complain – but the challenge is to rise above all that and not complain. I have learned over the years whenever I feel like complaining to pray instead. Praying just changes my attitude and gives me a different perspective. So replace your complaining with praying. You’ll be a happier teacher, and happier teachers are better teachers! #StopComplaining #StartPraying
…it’s a very important question to ask ourselves, isn’t it? In order to fight the good fight of faith, we have to make sure we keep our quiet time, our intimate time, with God priority #1. Indeed, intimacy with God is the #1 thing that will make 2015 the best it can be. How do we it? That’s what we are talking about on the blog today teachers. God bless you!
“I want my life to be the song You sing”… is one of my favorite lines from the Casting Crowns song, Until the Whole World Hears. Do you want your life to be the song He sings? I do! I try to play this song as often as I can before going to school each day, because it just fires me up! Not. Kidding. I am ready to do BIG things for God in my classroom and throughout the school day after I hear it. I challenge you to listen to this song every day for a week and see if it lights a fire in you as well. Click on this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7qi2KlUffs, and it will take you right to it! Seriously though, teaching is a BIG calling, and the time we have our students is short. We need to be more urgent, so here are some important questions for you to consider: Are you awake?! Have you arisen?! Are you fighting the good fight of faith?! I hope your answer to each of those questions is a resounding YES! If not, it’s time to reexamine our lives and perhaps reorder our priorities as Christian teachers. I hope the blog inspires you today!
PS. Here are the links for the other blogs mentioned in the vlog today: