Friday, March 21, 2014

To Teach or not to Teach

If you have been blessed with a teaching position (no matter what the capacity or venue), you are held accountable even more so than those who are not directed to teach.

We go to conferences and look forward to learning from those assigned to teach at those events. But when those people are at dinner or at home or out shopping with their children, do you think they ever tire of being 'on call' to teach?  I believe everyone needs a break at times. Everyone needs to refuel themselves before they can pour into another classroom.

We need to seek God in everything we do. Most especially in our teaching avenues.  Just because you have been tasked with a job to lead a class, does not give you the right to teach them at every turn.  Just because you meet someone that is not familiar with your beliefs does not mean you are to immediately hand them tracts and try to save them by force.  In fact, studies show that this tactic will most likely send them running from you and your class.

Our teaching and our testimony must always be in step with the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Every person I know has a testimony. Some will give their testimony too early and it will fall flat because they did not seek God before they shared it.  Some will give it too late and again it will not be nearly as effective.  But seek God and pray continually when the right time is for you to share your story and it will Glorify God as it supposed to.  If you are giving your testimony to get attention in your group of friends, then you are sorely mistaken and your testimony was given for the wrong reasons.

2 Timothy 2:15-16 is a favorite passage of mine and has always reminded me to study.
      Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly  dividing the word of truth.
       But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

The more we study, the more we will learn and that will never be taken away from us. 

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