We are all Teachers.....
We are all teachers…….even though you may be a lawyer or an accountant, chef or businessman; in everything you do you are a teacher. You may not be writing on a blackboard or grading papers, but you teach everyday. In everything we do, we are teaching someone else. Those of us who are parents have an enormous role as a teacher. We are teaching and molding our children in all that we do. They watch our actions, they listen to our words and they mimic us. Good or bad. We are shaping their lives and their walk with the Lord
I do not have children so I am off the hook. If you are thinking that then you are dead wrong! People watch the way you act at work and they imitate or take cues from you. They do the same thing in your personal life; they imitate you and your actions.
How many of us call ourselves Christians? Once you proclaim yourself a Christian many people will watch you more closely. They will look to you for advice, they will watch your actions and your words. Some will want to be more like you, others will wait for you to make a mistake and hope for you to stumble.
“1Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my bothers and sisters, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what they say, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.” James 3:1-2
When we enroll our children in school we often ask the question “What curriculum are you teaching?” We want the best curriculum for our children because we want them to succeed. My question to all of us is this: What curriculum are we teaching at home? What curriculum are we teaching at home with our words, our thoughts and our actions? We have the perfect curriculum left neatly packaged for us in the Bible. It is up to us to teach from this curriculum. We also have the perfect teacher to emulate. We can not be the perfect teacher, but the good news it we do not have to be by the Grace of God. There is only one perfect teacher. The One who was, who is and is to come.
God continues to teach us through all that we do. He teaches us through the triumphs and the struggles. Are we willing to learn from His teachings?
“Mistakes of doctors are locked away in the grave with the dead, mistakes of the lawyers are locked away in the prisons but the mistakes of teachers are roaming amongst us all.”