I went to my friend Maria’s small group tonight. She talked about commitment. And it got me to thinking about a prayer that I prayed recently. In my prayer time, I was reflecting on my study habits. And like a large percentage of the student population in America, I’d rather be doing something other than studying. Homework is no longer fun and at times it is an unwanted chore. I mean…who wants to spend time reading 50 page chapters about anything for ONE CLASS???
Yet in spite of these feelings, I know I need to do my work so that I can get good grades. And I need to get good grades so that I can get big scholarships. And I need to get big scholarships so that I don’t have to worry about paying large amounts in loans after school. See the vicious cycle?
Nevertheless, God showed me that I have been looking at my studies all wrong. Instead of doing my homework for the reasons listed above, I should change my perspective. Ultimately, it isn’t about the student loans. It isn’t even about Deans list and graduating in the top percentile of your class. Rather, as we grow in knowledge, we are becoming more like our all knowing God. And that realization comes with much joy in studying no matter what class it is. Because with each learned ideal, I am reflecting my Father in heaven!
Now, I won’t act like the next morning I woke up not thinking about how much work needs to be done. However, my approach to my homework is changing and I am able to enjoy the learning process just a little more each day.
So I leave you with this verse:
Colossians 3:23 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters
Daughter of God