Romans 15:13 NLT – 13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes when teaching my kids or my students, they could not understand what I am teaching. Then I keep trying to teach the same concept using simpler logic, or simpler language, or simpler diagrams, and they still could not get it. This makes me angry inside and think, “how stupid can you get?” he he. I just end up giving up for the day and force shut my mouth, and try teaching them again the next day. Because otherwise I might say the wrong things at them. I have seen other teachers just let their mouths fire away like a machine gun, and I do not want to do that to my students, let alone to my kids.
God loves me and my students so much He showed me that I did not have to be angry when I could not control people. You see sometimes we see teaching like FORCING your students (or kids or friends or even parents; we all teach someone something) to learn what you are telling them. If they do not get it, then you feel like you do not have control of your own future or their future, making the situation hopeless, and you get angry.
God is an unquenchable source of hope, and he can do anything, even make your “challenged” students learn. Thus I just give and trust their future to God, and my future to God, and after that, I am full of joy and peace, and have the overflowing confidence that God will take care of all of us, through His Holy Spirit in me! God loves them to make sure they have a bright future. Same goes with my future. All I needed was to spend time with God, speak His Words into being, and its peace and joy time. Then just try to teach them again the next day, he he.
That is how God lets me ENJOY teaching my students, my kids, my friends, my churchmates, or even my parents, he he. I pray God helps you do the same and you would always enjoy your teaching.
Prayer Starter: Dear God, please help me when I get angry during hopeless situations. I know now that they are not actually hopeless. All I need to do is lift up the situation to you, trust your abilities and love, and claim your peace and joy. Help me make this a natural reaction, especially when I am trying to teach someone. Thank You Holy Spirit for always being with me to direct me towards righteousness. I love You Jesus, amen!