I haven’t posted anything in a while because I’ve been waiting for something big: a breakthrough with my book, a revelation in my spiritual life, a blog-worthy Christ-like moment in the classroom.
However, through prayer, God has been telling me to put my focus on the small things: a kinder tone with my difficult students, being intentionally generous, spending more time with Him.
Ephesians 3:20 says “Now all glory to God, who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (NLT)
I believe God has infinitely more in mind for Christ-like Classroom. My vision is puny compared to His. But the big things require big steps, and those are not clear to me, yet. As I’ve prayed for guidance and next steps this year, He has revealed little steps to me: spread the word to coworkers, take it to social media, don’t hide what I’ve written in fear that it won’t be well received.
There have also been small changes in the classroom: more patience, more working one-on-one with students, having a softer approach when tempted to come down hard. If you came to my classroom you would see that they are still a work in progress – but they are intentional works in progress.
If you are waiting for the big things to happen in your classroom, ask God to reveal the little things that may need to happen first. Get the little things right while you wait for infinitely more.