The school year began with a seemingly simple question from the principal, "Why do you teach?" This question may seem simple to answer, but as I continue to reflect on it, there are many parts to my response. I can look at the question from different angles and continue to add to my reasons why. Through it all, I know that my focus needs to be on what is good or righteous!
There are many ways that teaching could be focused on short-term gain through unjust approaches, but, as I teach, I want my students to learn to be good people. Short-term gain may seem easy through unjust means. However, the long-term consequences are not worth it. Honest gains from righteous approaches will pay off in the long run. We can align our efforts with God's will and trust in Him, He will bless our righteous efforts. When we consider how we do things, we should focus on the righteous way, on God's way!
Focus on God's way and make gains through righteousness!
Thank You for Your will and guidance. Help me to always act on Your will and in righteousness for long-term, eternal gains. Through Jesus I pray, amen.