Well, I have a confession to make… I didn’t either, and I never have! I have to admit, I would love to win Teacher of the Year, and I’m thinking if you did some polling, most teachers would say the same thing! I’m also thinking in that same poll, you would find a lot of disappointed teachers who wanted to be Teacher of the Year, but never won the coveted title.
Listen! If you think you need to win Teacher of the Year to have credibility with your peers and administration, to some degree you could be correct. But if you’re a Christian teacher in the classroom fulfilling the call of God on your life by ministering to and serving students, then your credibility comes from none other than God Himself (and more than likely from your students, because they are going to see Jesus in you, the Hope of Glory, and are going to love you and love your class!).
I’ll even take that one step further – forget just being credible – God will take a work done for Him from just being credible and, instead, make it incredible! God’s word proves this over, and over, and over again! In the next few days on the video portion of the blog, we are going to take a look at some good ole’ ordinary folks whom God called to do a work for Him…folks about whom the world would say had absolutely no credibility – ordinary people, just like you and just like me.
I love it! God is so good! You don’t have to win awards to do mighty things for Him! With God, ordinary becomes extraordinary, and credible becomes incredible. That’s the God we serve. Serving Him in the classroom is an honor in and of itself, my fellow teachers – no other awards needed!
We will begin with the 12 disciples and take it from there on this subject matter next time on the video portion of the blog. You are invited to come back soon for another visit to devotionsforteachers.org. Until then, God bless you in your classroom and stay devoted to Him!