Since I started writing and striving toward a Christ-like classroom I have stopped many times because I felt like a hypocrite. I struggle with the very concepts I feel called to write about here: temper, laziness, gossip, etc… Some days I feel so flawed I don’t write. Other days I consciously don’t try as hard in the classroom due to a previous day’s mistake.
God has revealed to me through prayer that, yes, I am flawed, but He is not! And since he knows we can’t be perfect, he has afforded us grace and mercy so that every day can start anew.
Paul talks about this in Romans;
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.”
Through grace we are freed from our past mistakes, a bad day, decision or interaction. Every day, without even asking for it. But we do need to consciously accept it. We also need to ask God for the strength and wisdom to move on and make better, more Christ-like decisions in our classrooms.