Paul told Timothy to "stir up the gift of God which is in you...." (2 Timothy 1:6). Timothy was like a piece of coal. He needed the continual fanning to keep the fire burning. Paul was telling Timothy - keep rekindling and refuel yourself so that your abilities burn brightly. You are the fuel, fire and fan all by yourself. No one will do it for you - you must do it for yourself.
Have you developed the skill of fanning your own flame? If you wait for someone else to do it, often it will flicker - and sometimes go out. You need to find some motivational thing you can do before teaching a class. Music? Exercise? Reading something motivational? Whatever it is, use it.
You must go into your class with a real desire to share the lesson with the students. Don't let teaching become a drudgery for you. Only you can control that. When you glow about the lesson - your students will also.
Go out and catch fire.
For Kingdom Education,
From WTB Teach with Style (c)1994