When it comes right down to it teaching students is rewarding. It isn’t always rewarding to stand in front of them and tell them something, often you will get blank stares or distracted looks. But it is very rewarding to hear from a student who has been gone a while who calls to ask you a favor because you had made an impact. It is rewarding to be there for students when they are going through hard times and just be a pastor for them.
This job, this career, this calling is something that has lots of headaches, but the rewards far outweigh the hardships.