Let’s imagine you are looking into a mirror. What do you see? To state the obvious…YOU! Your reflection is your main focus. Sometimes when preparing a lesson, you might find the focus being around you; What will I say? or What will I teach? Think on that.
Now, in contrast, imagine you are looking through a magnifying glass. What do you see? Your focus becomes fine-tuned. Liken this to your sacred call to teach. Think of your students. What are they learning? Are they engaged in the experience? Have they had opportunities to feel the Holy Ghost? Most importantly, What will they say? or What will they teach? As you apply this to your teaching, everything will become clearly identified and understood. To magnify is “to enlarge, to make more clear, to bring closer, and to strengthen” (Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley). We must not only learn of the Savior and His teachings – we must learn to become like Him. Do this and your power to serve will become magnified by the Holy Ghost.
I heard this simple, yet profound message taught at a Primary Workshop in Salt Lake City last Spring. It has been my main “focus” since.