30 Days! We have focused on the children at the GRACE feeding center for 30 days. Honestly, I thought it would take us only the month of February to have things organized and running the best way for us. I thought it would only take a few weeks to figure out a way to manage 55 kids each day ranging from ages 4 to 12. I was wrong! It wasn’t until last week that we felt like we could take a breath.
I can remember when I first started teaching constantly praying that God would give me favor with my co-workers, students, and parents. I had received proper training but nothing truly prepares you for teaching. In my opinion, experience is the best teacher. I grow from change. Although there are times it would be much easier to stay complacent. I grow from making mistakes. I grow from asking a lot of questions. I grow from listening to the advice of others.
Over the past six weeks, I have laughed and cried at how it feels as if it is my first year of teaching. Once again I find myself praying God will give me favor with my co-workers, the children, and the parents. I was confident in my teaching ability until I stood in front of 108 children who all speak Spanish. The fears of not being successful can become my focus.
However, I find a peace in knowing that God is faithful to complete the good work that He starts. I find peace in knowing that He does not expect perfection but obedience. I find peace in knowing that we are in God’s will for our lives. I find peace in knowing that He provides grace.