Reaping Encouragement

I follow this Christian educator and writer on WordPress. I know some of you are teachers too, and I thought you might enjoy her post, called “Reaping Encouragement,” for this week.
FOR TEACHERS DEVOTED TO GOD…ENCOURAGING FELLOW TEACHERS WHO ARE PRESSING TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS…PHILIPPIANS 3:14

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Some days we may doubt it, must most of the time we know that we know teaching is truly what God has called us to do.  On the days when doubt about our calling scorches us like the desert sun, then perhaps we should drench our students with a flood of encouragement because we reap what we sow!

I have a student whom I have been pouring a flood of love and encouragement into since he enrolled in our school this year.  Let me tell you, this student is a gem, but he didn’t start out that way! He was quiet, unsure of himself, never had what he needed for class, and just looked disheveled most of the time.  Bless him.  I could tell he needed extra attention, love, and encouragement.  I know you have had the same experience many times like me over the years, right?

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2 thoughts on “Reaping Encouragement

  1. Laura

    Regarding Devotions for Teachers most recent subject, Reaping Encouragement: As a teacher, this principle works! A kindergarten student in my class refused to speak. It took 3 months before he finally uttered the long awaited word. Through prayer, building relationship, and encouragement, the breakthrough finally arrived–unexpectedly. Little Andy playfully hiding behind my chair, quietly crept close to my left ear and said, “BOO!” The class and I were stunned at first, then the class broke out with cheers and hugs all around for Andy. He spoke freely from that day forward. He could easily have been one of those who fall silently through the cracks. An entire class will follow a teacher’s example, becoming cheerleaders themselves, who encourage their peers. What a wonderful day to have witnessed Andy’s victory over fear–a win for Andy becomes a win for all.

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