It’s a new school year, which can be fun for the first few weeks. But going to school can get old with day after day trudging off to the same classes, only to come home and do homework. I want to encourage you! The good habits and disciplines you develop during the next few years will lay the foundation for the rest of your life. Here’s my story and some back to school tips….
Back to School
When I was in high school all I aspired to was teaching office management skills. I loved my classes in that area and wanted to give to others what my teachers gave me. I wasn’t a whiz kid or a genius. I struggled to get B’s and had to work really hard to get A’s. So I wanted to help others who were average like me fall in love with something helpful and fun, something they could use every day to make a living.
Well, trust me, you’ll never know what the future holds! Only in time did I use the teaching part of my education…and then it was to teach the Bible! And only in time did I use the typing part of my office skills training…to write books. And only in time did my other office skills help manage our ministry organization. And, my friend, only in time will you realize God’s bigger picture for your abilities and passions, all to be revealed and grown as you work at being a faithful student today.
Begin Each Day
Please acknowledge the importance of “today” each day. Take advantage of today…and every day…and any and every opportunity to learn and grow. Don’t waste or hate these critical years—years that can move you steadily down the road to success.
- Today’s good decisions give you the freedom to choose greater opportunities tomorrow.
- Today’s good habitsgive you greater discipline for accepting greater challenges tomorrow.
- Today’s good attitudes equip you to run the greater race and win the greater prize tomorrow (1 Corinthians 9:24 ).
Dear Lord, I thank You that You are beside me right now and at all times. Help me to recall Your powerful presence when I need to be diligent and disciplined. Amen.
A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart Devotional —Teens and tween girls will enjoy the dynamic, practical messages that build good habits, cultivate a can–do attitude, and fan the flames of passion for God.
What is one good habit I will commit to doing this week?
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” (1 Corinthians 9:24 ).