I experienced a great lesson of humility today. We are in the final days of the selection process of the 2014 class of L.E.A.D. Ambassadors. One of our aspiring Ambassadors is now suspended from school for two days because he skipped one of his classes yesterday. Since he can’t attend school for the next two days, I asked his mother to bring him to me. I had to make a choice to handle him with wrath or grace. I prayed about it and chose grace and feel in my heart that he will be a better person for it.
He has been along for the ride with me today experiencing my life for a day. I’m proud of the position of service that God has me in. He uses me to make His appeal to others through some pretty cool activities. I’m prayerful that if I can show him what he will miss out on by making bad decisions, it will cause him to make the right decisions. By no means am I perfect though. I can guarantee that he will see me do several things wrong today. Today is about getting him back on the right path because his coach loves him and is willing to demonstrate it. He will be charged to show grace and love to others in his household, school, team and community. How about that?
Here is his blog detailing how skipping school today can negatively affect your future. Feel free to make comments.
Skipping class can negatively affect my future because I can miss out on important lectures and advice from my teachers that could help me on something that I need help on in the future. If I’m not in class, I won’t be able to hear those lectures and the advice. If I don’t hear them, I will make more mistakes in life than I would’ve if I was in class.
Skipping class is just like skipping breakfast. If you skip class you won’t learn anything and won’t gain any knowledge. In the future you will realize that you should have been in class so you can learn all the things that you can learn in that time period. If you skip breakfast you will be hungry for a long time then you will realize that you should have ate breakfast because now you will be hungry until you can get somewhere to eat.
Another example why you shouldn’t skip class is because when you get older that’s just like you skipping a business meeting that you should have attended so you can get all the information that you need for the next project you’re working on or you might get the wrong information. Those are examples on how skipping class can negatively affect my future and why I shouldn’t do it.
Ten years from today, I will be a major league baseball player. The team that I would like to play for is The Texas Rangers. I want to play for the Rangers because they always have a good team and mostly everybody on the team knows how to hit the ball well. I also want to play for that team because one of my favorite players Josh Hamilton plays for that them. Josh Hamilton is my favorite player because he makes good plays in the field and he also knows how to hit the ball far. Josh Hamilton made a lot of mistakes in his life like doing a lot of different drugs but he took it upon himself to stop and change his ways. Now he’s clean and plays for the Rangers with a high batting average. I also admire Josh for the way that he supports his community through education.
L.E.A.D. Today…Change Tomorrow!