Something I forget, and I think we all forget from time to time, is that we have a direct line to God. When stress, or a problem, or a situation arise that we don’t have an immediate answer for, we tend to go around and around in circles when what we should be doing is going straight to God with our problem.
I think it’s important that we constantly remind ourselves of that and that we also remind our students of the same thing. It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I know from time to time I find myself in that situation. But once I finally take my problem to God in prayer I feel an immediate relief, like a big weight has been lifted from me. This happened to me last week. Once I did go to God in prayer, within 24 hours my problem had worked itself out, and I kept asking myself why I didn’t just go to God first. The answer is, because I’m human and I still think sometimes that I can fix anything, all by myself and I don’t need help. Boy was I wrong!
Here’s the bottom line, each time I remember to go to God first with a problem, it gets easier and easier to take that step first. It’s also a reminder to me to constantly remind my students that when life is coming at them full-speed, it’s easier to deal with when you bring God into the equation. On my bathroom mirror I have placed a card with a circle and a straight line drawn on it. It’s my reminder to STOP going around in circles and GO straight to God first with a problem!
How do you remind yourself that God is always there to help you?