Short and sweet today, peeps. I hope you all are well. I just wanted to share something that has been in my spirit for a couple of days.
I was thinking about how I interact with my students at work. I’m a high school science teacher (for those of you who don’t know me beyond this blog). I remember when I entered the profession, I was really excited about what all I could teach my students. Now, whenever I get a new group of students, I am equally excited about what they can teach me.
I believe that this mirrors how I handle my spiritual life as well. In ministry, it is so easy to get caught up in trying to teach others about God that we can easily forget to allow others to teach us. God created each and every living and non-living thing on this earth. Let us not be so foolish to think that we cannot learn from others about the goodness of God. Just as He uses you to witness and shine your light…trust that He uses others. The intern at your job, the cashier at the grocery store, your mailman, or the neighbor next door…anyone with a sincere relationship with God has the capacity to pour into you if you will only humble yourself and allow them to do so.
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5