Math work sheets. How do those three words make you feel? Does it give you excitement of your school days? Or does it instantly give you anxiety over a very frustrating experience you remember from your most dreaded subject? I love math, but I am sure, not everyone sees it the way I see it.
Every day when it is Math time, I get a mix of emotions rolling off the tongues of my students. Some love the subject. Others dread it. It is one of those things that you either love or hate. Which makes me think of how most people feel about Christianity and Spirituality. You either are head over heels in love with God, or you think no such think could ever exist.
Many people can’t wrap their head around math concepts, much the same as many people can’t wrap their minds around the fact that there is a Divine Creator that made our minuscule world along with the entire universe.
As I sit every day and teach my students Math, I had one child raise his hand and instantly tell me he didn’t understand what to do with his work that he was supposed to do on page 45 of his text book. When I looked down at his text book, he wasn’t even looking at the proper page. No wonder he couldn’t understand, he wasn’t even looking in the right place.
Another child is sitting all grumpy behind his desk with the biggest scowl on his face, growling that math is stupid and useless and he doesn’t understand why he needs to learn the stuff I am teaching. I just smile, and let him take his temper tantrum, because I know he will eventually come around. Or, at the least, I am hoping he does.
Then I have the students that it just clicks and they love doing the math work, and can’t wait until the time of our day that is routinely schedule for this amazing subject.
This is like humanity. You have the ones that are looking for things in all the wrong places, when all they have to do is look for the scripture for all their answers, but they choose to try other ways to reach for life answers.
Then you also have those that very loudly protest and look for people to argue with over any type of spirituality, and think that it is all a bunch of crock. They think it is all stupid and want to fight with you about why they are right and you are coo-coo crazy. They will push their beliefs on you, but if you say, “God Bless You” when they sneeze, they think you are pushing religion down their throats. I just laugh and let these people live in their temper tantrums, just like my ten year old math detester. Someday, hopefully they will learn.
And, of course, you have the ones that just get it. They don’t even question any of it. They know how to get to the real answers of life, and can’t wait to dive into the scriptures every day.
In the scripture 2 Timothy 3:16-17, it explains, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
Which Spiritual Student are you? Are you the one not even looking at the right page? Are you the student with the bad attitude on the subject, and don’t even want to have an open mind? Probably, you are the one that already has all the answers if you are reading this blog. Try finding a student today with a bad attitude and shower them with kindness and let them see your spiritual side, even if they throw a temper tantrum. You never know, you may be the person they need in their lives to help them understand the subject. Give it a try!