The Main Thing

Educators, the time has come – Back to School!

And. I. Love. It.

It’s super easy for me to get caught up in all the things. New supplies, Meet the Teacher, new clothes, and Friday Night Lights no doubt.

With all the hustle and bustle and excitement of a new year it’s easy to become “busy”. And don’t you know the devil loves busy. Because when we are “busy” our focus shifts from the main thing to everything else.

The main thing being our mission field because as educators we’ve been called to love, to teach, and to serve. It’s who we are.

The devil has strategically been chipping away at the family structure for generations now. Unfortunately, I see a shift in who he is targeting and it’s us. It’s educators. With so many broken families students are coming to school unloved, undernourished, and emotionally drained. We are their hope. We are on the frontlines.

Educators, remember the following when things get hard – your bad day shouldn’t define theirs. The devil knows when students don’t get loved at home. He knows they need our love and compassion and kindness and hope. So don’t you know he loves it when we mess that up. Don’t you know he loves it when we get aggravated. Don’t you know he loves it when our goat is got.

This mission is so much bigger than us.
It’s bigger than our lesson plans. This mission is about showing love and exuding grace. This mission is about making Heaven bigger.

Y’all, we’ve got work to do. Hard work. But man will it be worth it. This year I challenge you (and me) not to get caught up in the busyness. Not to lose focus on what’s really important. And to keep the main thing the main thing.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1

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