As a certified teacher, I know how hard it can be to teach in today’s world. There are so many things to consider, balance, watch for and teach. At times, it can feel hard and overwhelming. If you are a teacher, take some time and read this 5-minute devotion for teachers.
5-minute devotion for teachers
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.”– 1 Corinthians 15:58
1 Corinthians 15:58 is a short verse that holds many truths for teachers. Today, I’m going to focus on 3 things we can learn from this verse.
1. Stand Firm
I can’t believe how fast time goes, and how quickly things can change.
With the shifts in the world, it’s easy to feel anxious about what the future holds. Not just in our personal lives, but professionally as well.
But, even though the world may change from one day to the next we know The Lord NEVER changes.
We can stand firm in Christ because He doesn’t move. He doesn’t change. His love and sacrifice never change. We can trust that Jesus is the same today and forevermore.
With this truth, we can stand firm in our faith and allow it to grow our confidence in Christ and His work in our lives.
2. Give yourself to the work of The Lord
Like any other job, teaching can have good days and bad days. Most teachers enter the profession because they want to impact the lives of students.
But, just like any other job, teaching can turn into a chore and something we do to collect a paycheck.
That’s why we need to remember that whatever we do, we should work for The Lord. Even though there are principles and others over us- at the end of the day- we work for The Lord.
Allowing Him to direct us, encourage us and give us wisdom in the classroom.
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3. Your labour is not in vain
One of my biggest struggles is believing the lies the devil likes to through at me.
One of those lies is the work I do means nothing and is worthless.
There have been many times when I don’t see a student’s progress, or all I get from them is struggle and anger/frustration.
These types of interactions make it easy to believe what we do is pointless.
But, when we think like that, it’s important to remember our labor isn’t in vain.
Even if our students never amount to anything, when we work for The Lord, our work becomes our worship to Him and brings The Lord joy.
Not only that, but chances are, your actions affected some of your students and they think about you and what you thought more often than you know.
The way you treat your students can impact them for years. So, don’t be discouraged. You may not see it now, but your work matters.
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