Why You Should Be Nervous

The Lord gave me this message: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”  “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”  The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.  And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”  Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said, “Look, I have put my words in your mouth!" 
Jeremiah 1

Do you still get nervous before you teach kids or adults?  I think that's a good thing.  Being nervous makes you cry out to God for help and stay dependent upon Him.  It causes you to rely upon His power instead of your own.

It's easy after you've been teaching kids for awhile to get "used" to it.  You might even get to the point where you lose the butterflies.  Ask God to send those butterflies back into your soul.  Stay as dependent upon Him as you were the first time someone handed you a lesson plan and asked if you could share.  

Posted by Dale Hudson