13 weeks ago, I sat in a classroom at Grand Canyon University with all the teachers and administration from Joy Christian School to be trained and prepared for the coming school year. 13 weeks! Crazy how fast that time has gone by.
In the training from 13 weeks ago, I remember Joy’s Executive director challenging us to keep our eyes on Jesus and to be really bad at looking back. Great advice.
We are now approaching the halfway mark of the school year. We only have 6 full weeks of school before Christmas Break.
I’m new at Joy Christian this year. Rumor has it that Joy School has had some drama in the past…what org hasn’t and doesn’t? LOL! I haven’t seen any of that drama this year. Forward movement is a wonderful thing. We all have problems and obstacles that will try to throw us off course.
This week-13 in Room 1501, I have had to lead students who are dealing with education fatigue. I have heard a lot of talk about being worn out, and ready for a break. These are obstacles and distractions, that if not confronted, can grow into full blown drama. I don’t know who said it, but the following phrase is true. “Tough times never last, tough people do!”
NO ONE LIKES DRAMA….don’t let drama get you all nasty! Toughen up and last!
So…Christmas is almost here. That means 2015 is right around the corner.
What is distracting you?
What are some obstacles/problems/people that you want to control and change?
I’ll bet these things are causing you great frustration. The problem is…the only way you can change them…is if they are about you.
Everything else…Is God’s job to change.
Get your eyes back on your job and your purpose. Leave everything else to God. Get rest. Drink more water. Eat a little better. Read God’s word. Choose to find the good and praise it.
When you want to critique…instead…find something positive to say. Find it!
What is your alternative? Crankiness? Grouchiness? Fruitlessness? Complaining to others? Those things suck. When you get caught up in them, it causes you to suck too!
You don’t want any of that. Others don’t want you like that either.
This past week in Room 1501 I am just trying to do my job to inspire the students to love the Lord, learn the Bible and be drawn closer to their creator. I want to lead by example of how great Joy School is and how bright its future is. When I keep my eyes on that…Life is good.
Everything else is someone else’s job…mostly God’s.
I just want to lead by example. You do to. If you are a teacher. The semester is almost over. Finish Strong. If you aren’t a teacher…Christmas is coming…Year End too. Finish Strong! By the way…we’re all teachers…whether vocational or not!
In the process…I’m leading Return Hope International and striving to make a strong spiritual and economical impact in Uganda Africa. I could say everything above fits exactly for it too. So this is proof to me that whether I’m in Room 1501 for Joy School or in my office at home administratively leading Return Hope International…its all the same.
We are facing year end….which means new beginnings are coming!
I leave you with 1 Corinthians 10:13,
“13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
You got this! Finish strong.