For my 31 days of writing, I am linking up over at Heading Home and over at the Nester. There are several of us that are taking the 31 day writing challenge. Kate has suggested that we spend 31 days of Five minute writing. You can use the prompts or write about anything you would like, you just need to write.I am sharing my journey for 31 days as I strive to become more like Him. My prayer is that you can find hope and peace in my words.
I have been teaching since I was 14 years old. I love to teach. I love to help others to learn the things that matter the most to me. I haven't always been a good teacher, I had to learn what worked and what did not. I believe that teaching is one of the most wonderful things that we are called to do. Not all of us teach school, not all of us are mothers or fathers, not all of us teach in church, but we all come in contact with people. We all have an opportunity to touch the lives of others.
There is a scripture in Matthew that describes teaching really well. It says:
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven". Matthew 5:19Think about it for a minute. We are accountable for what we teach others to do. If we set the example of doing wrong, and encourage others to go along with us, that we are not good teachers. But if we do what is right and teach others to do those things, than we become the teachers that God need us to be. I think we all have chances in life to teach. What makes a teacher truly great is that they teach by the Spirit. They teach with compassion and kindness and love. They teach with stories and humility. I think they teach like the Savior.
Some of the very best teachers that I have ever had, were not rich or learned. They were humble. They were kind. They were Christ-like.
It didn't even matter what religion they were, they were the ones who loved everyone, even if you weren't popular or didn't understand. Even if you asked lots of questions and had lots of comments. They were kind and caring. They believed in me and taught me to believe in myself. They taught me to be more than I thought I could every become.
Teach your children that strength
doesn't come from what you can do,
but from overcoming the things
you thought you couldn't.