As a teacher I very rarely have to resort to getting the principal involved or writing office referrals, but with this group it's different. We just talked in our recent team meeting about how 95% of the class is great, but man, it's easy to get bogged down focusing on the 5% who seems to need 95% of the attention.
I was thinking about how it's not my job to "fix" these kids, but how when I come across problems in my life, that's exactly what I want to do. I want to fix, control, eliminate, etc. However, I'm not sure that's the right approach. I'll depend so much on myself to fix it, that I forget that God is the ultimate "fixer." He understands what I don't, and wants nothing more than for me to trust that he's got the situation covered.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says "Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight." As I work to finish out the year I want to really work to enjoy the 95% and quit trying to "fix" the 5%. Instead I'm going to spend time praying for them, showing compassion when it's not deserved, and continuing to be patient. I have the greatest model in God and am going to work to life that out with these boys.
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