For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT –
I am currently reading a daily devotional by Joyce Meyer. I love her work because she often writes about how to face fear as a Christian.
A new principal joined our school this year. Any time there is a change in administration, fear creeps in as well. Next to the coffee pot, while waiting for the copy machine, passing each other during the day, and while on bus duty, I have heard so many concerns about what might happen in the future.
I understand the fears of my colleagues. Each principal can make many changes that affect our jobs. However, living in constant upheaval and worrying about what might happen will not make me a better teacher.
As a Christian, Joyce Meyer points out to us that we should only fear God. In all aspects of our lives, He will lead us through, He is in control, and He can handle whatever our life throws at Him. He promises to not give us more than we can bear, but He also reminds us of what is most important in life.
I have a choice today at work. I could go through my day worrying about what next week will bring. I could also go through my day as we are told in 2 Timothy, with power, love, and self-discipline. To me, that means making sure my team feels confident in their abilities to do their job well, loving my students, and trusting that God will help me handle any change that may come my way.
Regardless of your career, I hope you are not living in fear of what may come. I hope you are living with confidence in God.