Facing La Frontera

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Aug 19 2010

7/7/10 persevering


“Sow for yourselves justice,
reap the fruit of piety;
break up for yourselves a new field,
for it is time to seek the LORD,
till he come and rain down justice upon you.”

On the days when I have time, scratch that, make time, to do the daily readings, I tend to be struck HARD by a piece of scripture. I realized this past Sunday that it’s because I’m really spiritually dehydrated.

Thus, every time I hear God’s word, I’m like WHOA. Which is kinda cool, but also pushes me to make more time for God.

I wanted to DO something for my students.  More than an “aw, that’s too bad.” And I am. I’m also quickly realizing how small one person feels in this battle. How useless, some days. I’m glad that the grossly delusional days are over and that I have a better understanding of how difficult this struggle is.

In days when I am just really frustrated with my efforts or my students, I can remember this verse. Break up the new field. Just do it. And keep persevering until God comes down and takes over. Because He’s working through me as I continue to cultivate my relationship with Him.

That was something I had to remind myself the first week when I realized how badly I sucked. God is having me grow at this pace for a reason. He doesn’t call the perfect, he perfects the called.

So, here I go. Continuing to project that enthusiasm and endless zeal that stem from a love of God and a desire to do His will.

Peace & blessings

One Response

  1. Jamie

    I think self-awareness is a serious gift from God, to help us know ourselves, be humbled, and turn to Him. :) Some of my low points in life revolved around a lack of self-awareness. Up and Up and UP!! (Like that old cheer? Fire up and up and up?)

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