The Heart of a Teacher

Whenever you see a small kid being naughty, or a seven year old who doesn’t know the ABC’s, you know it’s time to teach.

When you see an immature adult being childish, or a teenager in all arrogance, you know it’s time to teach.

You are about to cross the street, then someone immediately walks while the sign says “do not walk, “ you know at that moment, it’s time to teach.

In every situation, you see a window of opportunity, open for learning, open for teaching.

That’s because in you, deep inside that heart of yours, is the desire to teach. The desire to make things right. The desire to INFLUENCE people to make things right, to do things the right way. To make an impact in their lives. To inform them of the truth. To inform people of what SHOULD be done and what shouldn’t be done.

That is the heart of a teacher.

Excellence in teaching starts in knowing and accepting what and who you are called to be.

Embrace who you are, capture that gift and make the most out of it. Teach.

In response to WordPress’ Daily Prompt: Grit

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4 thoughts on “The Heart of a Teacher

  1. Both of my parents are teachers, so it was interesting to get a glimpse of the passion they experience. I don’t think it’s a gift they managed to pass on to me!

    1. Haha You are blessed to have both passionate parents as teachers. I agree that it cannot be passed on. You may have a different one, but as long as you excel on it, that’s okay. Eventually, you’ll be teaching others about it. =)

  2. I remember when I was young, I would teach our kids in the neighborhood. When I was in HS, I started teaching Sunday School for kids. There were times that I would stop but no matter how hard I avoid it, my heart goes back to teaching. Now, I’m teaching Sunday School for our Youth Department. We also recently had a special lecture about budgeting. I didn’t want to be a teacher by profession but I knew I just wanted to teach. ♥

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