The time has come for students to return to school. The start of a new school year means (for some) fresh clothes, a new backpack and a brand new start. This is a great opportunity to establish a new relationship with God. In addition, here are three simple ways to get the most out of your time as you begin your studies:
1. Make God your number one Priority.
No matter how busy you get, no matter how much you have to do, no matter what, spending time with God needs to be your number one priority. If that means you have to get up earlier, then wake up earlier. If that means you have to sacrifice something extra, then so be it. This is one choice you will not regret making.
2. Prioritize the things in your life.
Regardless of how you may feel, school is a priority right now. That means that for the school year, classes, tests, papers, and projects come before late night movies and weekends spent doing nothing with your friends. One of the best ways to remember your priorities is to get a planner or a calendar and write down when things are due, when you need to study, etc.
3. Hold yourself accountable.
After you know what your schedule should be, pray over it. Ask God to help you achieve all you need to achieve in the time that you need to achieve it. Ask Him to help you manage your time better. Then, find someone who will hold you accountable to this. Maybe that’s a leader here, or maybe it’s another person who’s also trying to manage their time better. Either way, getting a weekly text asking how you’re doing with your time can be a great motivator! Another way to hold yourself accountable is to write these verses down—the ones that talk about how we should spend our days—and put them somewhere you can see them. After all, spending hours on twitter isn’t really enjoyable when you’re looking at a verse that reminds you of how short your life is.
(Retrieved from http://ministrytoyouth.com/youth-group-lesson-for-back-to-school/).
The Langley Avenue Church of God is praying that this new start will bring new possibilities to each and everyone of you!
Blessings for your new beginning!