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Do Not Grow Weary

posted Feb 24, 2019, 3:47 AM by HSD Principal
I'm going in a bit of a different direction this week. 

You may not feel it now, but if you are like most teachers, a time will come when you doubt your calling, doubt your influence, or doubt your ability as a teacher. Small doubts can drive us to improve our craft and practices, partner with others in growth, or change up how we do things in the classroom. But bigger doubts can be discouraging to the point of either burnout or resignation. 

If that's you, here are some articles I've stumbled across this week do give you a perspective - and hopefully some encouragement - in those seasons (and in case you're wondering, no, I didn't intentionally go looking for them, they all came across my feed).
  • I Can't Do This, God - Some encouragement from the Bible for when you feel like God is asking something more than you can handle.
  • The Imposter Syndrome in Pastoral Ministry - This article is speaking to pastors, but some of the concepts translate well to teachers who feel like they are faking it and will be found out.
  • To Be Or To Do? - This article is a review of/response to the book Action versus Contemplation about the tension between trying to do all the things and being who you are in Christ.