Back when I was in Elementary school I remember being teased by my peers and called the, “Teacher’s Pet.” I hated that title because the kids made it seem like it was the worst thing in the world. Well, jokes on them because now I love being the teacher’s pet!
Merriam-Webster defines a teacher’s pet as; “a pupil who has won the teacher’s special favor: a person who is treated as a favorite by one in authority.” That definition leaves me excited and honored to carry the title of the teacher’s pet. God is the ultimate authority and I want to be counted among His favorite.
My Teacher, the Heavenly Father has shown me favor. I strive every day to make Him proud so He will acknowledge me whenever I raise my hand for a need. I want to be the chosen among my peers because the favor of God is fair and out of my obedience, He will bless me.
As a teacher’s pet in school, I had the opportunity to walk first in the line, right behind the teacher. I had the best seat in the classroom, front row and centered to the chalk board. Whenever the teacher needed help passing out papers, or assistance with another student, they chose me. They also trusted me to keep an eye on the classroom when they had to step away for a moment or two and they were assured that I would give them names of anyone that did not abide by the rules. I wasn’t a snitch, I was a favorite!
Yes, I want to be the first in line, the best seat in the class by the feet of the Father, and the privilege to assist the Teacher when instructing others. I want God to trust me in situations where when others may feel like He is not present, and they are disobedient that God knows I will call out their names to Him in prayer.
Be the teacher’s pet. Follow His instructions in His Word and be proud to hold the title of His pet, His favorite. Declare you are His pet by reciting Psalm 71:17-18, “Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.” (NIV)
Deborah Woolard is a single mother of three from Raleigh, NC and she currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is an ordained & licensed minister and she serves as the Youth Director at R5 Church. Her love for writing, especially poetry is one of the many ways God allows her to use her gifts for His glory. Her poetry can be viewed at https://m.facebook.com/gracefullydsignedbydeborah/.