In the midst of life’s little chaotic moments, it’s easy to lose sight of the Creator. Who is He? Where is He? How do I gain access to Him? I have so many things to get done that sometimes I don’t even think to just be in His presence. It feels easy to put God on hold while I’m teaching or grading or lesson planning. Yet God is inherently with me in all of those things. Every single talent or gift I have directly relates to God. If I am made in His image (and I am), then God shares my talents and abilities.
It’s beautiful to reflect on my characteristics and how they reveal that I’m made in the image of God. I know that I’m creative. Well, that’s a lovely reflection of the perfectly, endlessly creative God who made ants, butterflies, oceans, stars.
Wouldn’t it be lovely today to think about the unique qualities God has gifted you with and ask Him how they’re a reflection of Him? As you’re talking to your students, reflect upon how He made you with the special ability to connect with the youth. Isn’t it lovely how God has connected and worked with the youth in the Bible? Didn’t He call Mary to carry Jesus when she was a teenager? Didn’t He use David in incredible ways when David was just a young shepherd. You see, God shares your passion for adolescents.
So today, make a mental or written list of your qualities. Think about what that quality reveals about God’s abilities and characteristics. Think about how you’re made in the image of an incredible God. Invite Him into whatever tasks need to be completed today at work or at home. I assure you, He is there.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” –Genesis 1:27
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” –Ephesians 2:10