Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Let Me off the Merry-Go-Round

Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like stars forever. But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase. (Daniel 12:3-4)
In such a volatile world, how can you possibly prepare for your future?

First, study the Bible. Regardless of where and if you go to school or what you choose as a major, the promises of blessing from knowing and following God's Word are incomparable. Many Bible scholars believe this verse in Daniel actually refers to Bible study: the eyes of scholars will move furtively over the text of God's Word, and our understanding of its precepts will increase like crazy as the time of Jesus' returns near.

Second, pray about taking a chill pill when it comes to overloading on the academics. Maybe you believe that if you don't get into the perfect high school, take every AP class offered, and spend every walking moment working, no decent college will want you. There is such a thing as spinning your wheels, working for accolades that fade as fast as spring flowers, and finding yourself bitter about the rat race. God is good, and life is good. Be sure you have enough time to say so with conviction!

Action Step
Reset your weekly Sabbath if you've happened to let it slip.

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