Positive Point of View
Up To Know Good on Tuesday
September 19, 2006
My first year out of college teaching junior and senior high school choir was not what I expected. I had envisioned leading enthusiastic rehearsals and conducting concerts with students proud of their singing. Instead, I spent most of my time simply trying to gain control of the classroom. After three quarters of trying to command respect for the music and myself, my focus shifted. I suddenly realized that I was doing all of the work. I wasnt listening to my students or giving them ownership in the choir.
Do Good - Are you frustrated with someone? Take time today to truly think about life from their perspective. Then, find a creative way to serve them and meet their needs.
During the last quarter of the school year, I put my students, literally, on center stage. The result was cooperation, pride in their singing, and a tremendously successful concert. I thank God for helping me to shift my focus from me to them and for giving me a positive point of view of those wonderful students.
"God spoke to Moses: 'Tell the Israelites to turn around and make camp at Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea.'" Exodus 14:1-2. Read about the parting of the Red Sea after God put His people in what seemed like an impossible situation.
God, sometimes I get stuck in my thinking about people and circumstances. Please give me a glimpse of Your perspective on my impossible situations.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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