There are so many times where I am put into a situation of uncertainty, where I doubt myself and my abilities to do a job or a task. I also seem to have a complex about me that often tells me that I’m on my own. I can’t ask for help; I can’t accept assistance.
Tomorrow I am facing an opportunity to observe another teacher. I am leaving my class behind of a large part of the day and just observing. I don’t know I feel to be honest; I’m nervous to leave my students in the hands of another teacher, I am excited to see another educator’s hard work and dedication and learn from it. I am wondering if this is the school’s way of giving me a sign that I am still not fit to teach; there’s so much that I have to think through.
As I thought through it, I am continually reminded of the fact that God has placed these people and this community into my life to develop me, not to destroy me. Yet, during that process I obviously am going to have to chip away the bad decisions and bad habits that I’ve developed over the years and obviously that may seem harmful and painful.
In this time I have to fight away the doubt and the self-deprecating way of thinking and reform my thought process. How many of you all deal with this? It isn’t easy. On the contrary, it’s very difficult to be so vulnerable and open, but it must be done for growth.
We must remember that we are worthy of this help and that we can grow these skills. We must remember that we are strong. We are not failures! In fact, we are only a failure if we decide to quit growing and not allow ourselves to be challenged by those around us.
Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and see where we have flaws and where we need to grow. We need to step out of the picture and try to see the entire picture, not just the frame that we are standing in.
We can’t quit!
We can’t give up!
Don’t give up!
Proverbs 24:15-17English Standard Version (ESV)
15 Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous;
do no violence to his home;
16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27:17 ESV
-Are you in a time in your life where the people around you are challenging what you know and what you believe?
-Do you ever wonder why these people are in your life and why they are so influential?
-God places people in our lives to sharpen our skills.
-Too often we push away those who are trying to make us better people.
- We need to work very hard to see the people in our lives as opportunities to learn from them.
-We can't hide ourselves from community because community helps to develop our faith and sharpen our skills.
-who is in your life that can speak into your life and help you develop your faith?
-who do you have in your life that you can speak into and help them develop?
Anthony K. Giesick
Actions are taken everyday that help make this world better and I just want to share them with you.