School as begun and i’ve heard and read many differing thoughts about it. Predictably, they’re mostly negative, but yes, you guessed it, I have a few thoughts on the matter. Beginning with…
Don’t let Satan STEAL your year!
This year could be epic. That’s right, epic. I know what comes to mind when someone says the word school: homework, teachers, tests, rules, etc. That doesn’t sound too fun, not compared to endless beach days, no responsibility, and adventures at your finger tips. But with the start of school comes the end of one season of life and the beginning of another season of life, a season that God has His finger prints all over. A season God is excited about.
In John 10, Jesus describes for us His reason that He came which is to give us LIFE! From John 10:1-18, Jesus describes how through Him we have life, and life to the fullest. He also clearly describes, even warns us about how Satan will lead us into destruction, stealing everything God wants for us, all that He has planned for us. He sums it up nicely in verse 10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Don’t wish school year goes by fast. Don’t miss out on what God has for you now! It really is good! Hard work, responsibilities, and all! If you are ready and willing to follow the Lord, He will lead you into life, and life at it’s very best.
So I dare you to trust the Lord, follow Him, and dream big and take some risks! Like Ron Klopfenstein said, “Your dreams need to be bigger than you; it needs to be big enough to grow you, to stretch you to put you squarely dependent on The Almighty.” Don’t just do same things you always do, having the same attitude towards life and school as everyone else. Believe the Lord for something bigger, something bigger than you.
Think about this from the author Philip Brooks:
"Sad will be the day for any man, when he becomes absolutely contented with the life he is living, with the thoughts he is thinking, and the deeds he is doing; when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something large which he knows that he was meant and made to do, because he is a child of God. (Emphasis added)
We think some things easy, some things hard and some things impossible. As far as things possible most men live in the easy circle. The diameter of their lives is small. Hard things are avoided. It is in the sphere of the impossible alone that we find satisfaction. The romance of life lies in what we cannot do.”
God has His hands all over this season of your life, are you ready for it or will you just let it pass you by?