Today I blew up at my 7th period class. I do not like to admit this since this year was to be the year of responding instead of reacting. It looks like I have some work to do on that but that is not what this post is going to be about. What caused me to react? I had important information to share with my students before their test tomorrow. Instead of listening, they were talking to their neighbor and then asking questions that I had already answered. It seems I care more about how they will do on their test tomorrow then they do. At least until tomorrow comes.
Sadly, I can be like my students. God has important information for me about life and I often miss out. Instead of being still and listening, I am busy talking to God without waiting for him to answer back. Or I am asking those around me what they think about a situation and getting their advice. I miss out on the best God has for me by not listening to what He has to say. So today I think I will sit awhile and listen. Hopefully I will also get some wisdom on how to handle the 23 students in my Algebra I class.
Dear God, I guess there is a reason you gave us two ears and one mouth. Help me to do a better job of listening not only to you but also to those around me. In Jesus this is possible, Amen