Travel With Me

From my travels in our backyard..
 I frequently "travel" the world via the interesting blog, Freunde von Freunden.  While "there" this morning, in the Indian district of Gaya, I "met" the enterprising and inspiring Usha Prajapati.  Part of her journey to success involved learning English.  The interviewer made the following observation:

Sitting in that tiny 4×4 classroom with her English tutor, Usha says she learned what English was really about: building confidence. Her only instruction was to never break eye-contact with her teacher no matter how much she stammered or how ungrammatical she felt her sentences were.

I couldn't finish the post!  The life lesson leaped boldly and clearly from the screen to my heart-- possibly because in the past 24 hours, two unrelated Facebook friends had posted of their insecurities and doubts.  Both had recently either actually BEEN judged or FELT judged by people in their lives. Both seemed consciously or unconsciously to be seeking  feedback; affirmation; validation.

Then Usha crossed my path (or I hers).  And there it was!  
Feedback.  Affirmation.  Validation.  For my two friends. And for me...
Her only instruction was never to break eye-contact with her teacher
 no matter how much she stammered or how ungrammatical she felt her sentences were.

Today with fresh clarity and enthusiasm, I embrace the words of Hebrews 12:2:  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  No matter what or when insecurities or doubts arise in me, no matter how much I stammer or how ungrammatical I feel, I will maintain eye-contact with my Teacher.  

Won't you "travel" with me?

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Important.

    Thank you!

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  2. AMEN!

    Have a lovely day Rebecca ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Good stuff! We need to fix our eyes on Jesus and look to him for our affirmation! This is a good reminder to me. As that is my love language!

    Deanna

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