James 3:1
Many times I feel like I am being judged harder than others would by their parents, friends, professors, etc. Sometimes I feel that I am expected to provide more than I am able. I have also had doubts about my major. Being a dual major Special Education/Early Childhood Education with Deaf/Hard of Hearing concentration scares me a little. Also, with the current issue of there being too many teachers and not enough jobs slightly frightens me, but then I read James 3:1, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” Then it all begins to make a little more sense. So I asked myself, “If being judged with a little more strictness is what is going to help me do what God has planned– I am willing to do it!” So now I’m thinking maybe sometimes serving The Lord isn’t as easy as I want it to be. This morning I realized that I’m willing to be judged as strictly as anyone wants to judge me. I know that I’m becoming a teacher to serve the One who has given me more than enough grace throughout these last 19 years; that these “earthly” judgments don’t matter to me now. I am honoring my God! – Kristen Schmack

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