I thought that saying yes to God meant life would just fall into place and everything would be wonderful.
What was I thinking!
Saying yes to God really means that Satan is on a rampage. Trying as hard as he can to derail my commitment.
Yesterday, he had me.
I was not the person I knew God intended me to be.
I was not the person I wanted to be.
I was not the person my students deserved.
God, however, was paying attention.
And, today, He let me know it in a BIG way!
In the past, I’ve written about how I, like David, sometimes have to hear from God not once, not twice, but sometimes three times. And, each time, I kind of go “Really God?” You sure???
So, today, God very clearly told me “Be an encourager.”
Our pastor spoke at chapel this morning. His message.
Be a giver. Choose to encourage.
That one hurt a little.
I wasn’t sure I spoke love to my students yesterday.
I know I wasn’t encouraging.
I did this today.
After listening to Pastor and reading the post from inCourage, I looked at my students with new eyes today. I didn’t want to give up on them only four days into the school year.
I wouldn’t give up on them.
I won’t give up on them.
Like Romans 9:25-25 says:
“Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.””