I can’t believe a month has flown by so quickly! I find myself waking up in the afternoons one moment – to prepping for my next semester (insert shock emoji here) the very next moment. It has been a really good school break for me. I have been blessed beyond measure with the opportunity to attend NAYC 2017 and come home with a new desire for the things of God. My faith level was off the charts — even the billboard top 100 couldn’t compare to it! God began to unravel His plans for me. I’m not going to lie, the future looks really exciting. But now it is the time between the start and the ending where we tend to not put much emphasis on. Going into a new school semester – atleast for me – isn’t all too exciting. The fear, anxiety, stress and especially the waiting makes it so easy to take matters into our own hands; we forget about fulfilling our God-given purposes right now in the present. I believe that every transition is designed, timed, and strategically created for specific purposes. It is truly our response and attitudes towards these seasons of preparation that will help us finish with grace and excellence.
So take a moment to join me, and let’s ask ourselves: What do I need to learn in this present season? Do I live in fear and anxiety? Do I trust God? Am I submitted to God’s will or am I choosing to do things according to my own will? Am I surrounding myself with Christ-like people that will encourage me and speak the truth in love? What opportunities present themselves to share the truth with those around me?
It was through Dr James Littles’ teaching this week that I began to truly understand how my studies can glorify God.
Here’s how to glorify God through your assignments:
Before you start planning your thesis statement, concept (mind) map, spend some time in prayer.
2.) Praise Break
Celebrates the steps/progress you have made so far! Treat yo self with a coffee break!
After you click on the SUBMIT button give your assignment to the Lord!
Worship is not just something we do on a Sunday but worship should be done in everything we do. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” On top of the eating and drinking we love to do, the key is in the short three words – whatsoever you do – do it all to the glory of God. These three words carry our worlds. You and I may lead completely different lives and your battle may not be in an upcoming school semester. Whatsoever it is, the guiding principle holds – do it all for His glory.
As we dive into whatever season we are in – a battle season, a valley of tragedy, a waiting season, a mountaintop of joy, or a sowing/reaping season – I pray that we don’t forget there is always something worth praising and worshipping God for.
Photo credit: VSCO Cam / Courtney Bohnert