Monday, August 20, 2007

#10 Give Until it Hurts, Then Give Some More

No pain, no gain. Pay upfront now with your time and energy or you will pay later.

#10 Give until it hurts – then give some more – For some of us it takes great effort to teach. It may not come naturally. It may not have been your first choice, yet you answered the call God placed on your life. There will be days that you leave the classroom weary and even broken-hearted. You wonder if you can make it through the rest of the year. This is a predictable time of transition. It’s like a marathon runner during his last mile or the laboring woman just before the pushing stage. This is the time to push through the weariness, the frustration and even the pain, because joy is on the other side.