Teachers I See Your Heart
Many people have jobs where they seek to give their best. This unpredictable season has proven most everyone’s job truly matters in some shape or form. However, there are certain jobs, like teaching, that are simply a calling. It doesn’t mean that this job doesn’t require lots of work, but being a teacher is one of those jobs most only do because they feel called to do so.
As someone who is in a God called ministry profession, I know what it feels like to wake up each morning just seeking to carry out God’s orders. Being raised by a God called pastor and school teacher I’m sure it has impacted my viewpoint. Honestly, most teachers I’ve known demonstrate a true sense of calling to teach and care for their students. Sure, they know it’s certainly not a get rich profession or easy to do. Yet, their calling makes it a joy and not just a job.
Recently, I truly sought to put myself in teacher’s shoes. How would I feel if you took away my platform to love and influence lives? The truth is most teachers know their job is way more than just lecturing students. It’s seeking to be there for those who really need somebody to care. Teachers get up and show up to encourage, instruct, and positively influence those God has put in their classrooms.
Teachers, I know you understand not finishing this school year was the safest decision for all. I also know many of you are sincerely sad. Not because you don’t have to get up early and work long hours each day, but because you sincerely care about educating, loving, and being there for our children.
The great news is your value has now been seen by many. Hopefully, this season of sabbatical brings you back to your God called position stronger than ever. I know many parents will be very grateful when you can go back to being the educators. Who knows, even the students may come back with a whole new appreciation for you all.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8