For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

As teachers, we have all written various styles of lesson plans for our students. But have you ever gone a little deeper and given any thought as to how your lesson plans impact your students’ futures? Have you thought about their futures past the time that they’re in your class?

Today, I encourage you to look at the bigger picture. For example, if you are teaching place value, think of it as a lifelong skill that students can use to be good stewards of their finances. Or, if you are teaching a language lesson, think of how it can impact your students to be effective speakers and writers someday.

You play a vital part in molding and shaping your students’ minds and futures. What you do in your classroom is extremely important. Don’t ever downplay your role in their lives!

Lord, You are the author and finisher of my faith. I trust You and Your plan for my life. I bind the enemy’s plan for my life. I decree and declare that I will walk in the destiny that You’ve designed for me. Thank you for delivering me. I’m grateful for Your manifested protection over my life. Holy Spirit, have Your way in my life. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Copyright Niccori Thomas-Brown.

If you’ve enjoyed this devotion, Niccori shares more in her book, Doing All God Has Called You To Do: A Devotion For Novice Teachers.

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