After not being able to go back to sleep, decided what the heck, might as well get up and read my bible for awhile.
As always, God knew exactly what I needed. Somehow, the scriptures I kept finding were about the strength I have in Him. (funny how that works). Here’s what He reminded me of this morning through His holy scriptures:
I love middle schoolers and I love leading our Edge program. But when you fill a gym with sixty 6th, 7th, 8th graders, there’s always a huge mass of noisey energy. This is definitely overwhelming, especially for the new Edge leader. I’ve often wondered how many times I’ve “Shhhh’d” or “Hey guys, can I have your attention” in one Edge meeting.
When I first started working with this age, I was really frustrated by the fact that I couldn’t hold their attention for very long at a time and that I spent more time trying to get their attention and get them quiet than anything else.