How Important is Your Work? Opposition Demonstrates Importance [Encouragin]

Below is the latest post from the Christian Montessori Group. I found it so encouraging, that I thought I would share it with you. --Sharon

While the privilege of working in Christian Montessori brings reward more
than we imagined, it also brings challenges more than we bargained for.
When you embark on the ministry of Montessori (everything is a ministry if
you are doing it for God) you enter into a spiritual realm and a spiritual
arena. In this arena are competing philosophies, dimensions and realities.
When you seek to do God’s work there are antagonistic forces lined up
against you. Without being melodramatic (but real) there is an enemy of our
souls and of the precious lives that we are seeking to nurture. When things
go wrong (and they do); when days go bad (and they do); when things are
harder than they need to be – there is opposition to the eternal work
that flows out of a Christian Montessori environment.

Are you that important? Is your work that important that you merit
opposition and resistance to the spiritual labor that you are performing?
To the degree of opposition is the degree of importance. God looks at these
precious children (some days only He can see their preciousness) knowing
their eternal value and He trusts us to help them along the way. The world
really puts little value on children – they don’t vote, bring home
paychecks, cure cancer or build monuments, yet, there is something so
precious about them and their faith that God bends His ear to hear their
prayers, to instruct their angels to guard them and to put us in their life
for the brief time He allows us to help guide, protect, instruct, train and
nurture them.

If there are extreme challenges and difficulties in the ministry it is
because we are fighting a great battle in the heavenlies for the lives and
souls of these children. It may be more than we bargained for but it is an
eternal bargain for which God has every confidence in us. The greater the
battle - the greater the victory. The greater the opposition – the
greater the importance. It may be more than we bargained for but a small
price to pay “to bring many to glory.” Heb. 2:10

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