Around here, school starts in just a few days. I can hardly believe the summer is almost over. The pools will be closing, and the buses will start picking up kids to take them to their new school years.
I always liked the beginning of school. A new year, new possibilites, new teachers...and one more year closer to being finished!
But it's also a time that I start thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. It's one thing to just "get through" the year. It's another thing to make it count.
So what can you do to make this year count? Pray about it. ponder it. See what God might show you. God doesn't waste anything in our lives. And even though school can be a drag sometimes, you are there for a purpose. He has things he wants you to accomplish this year.
Maybe you will finally talk to that lonely looking girl about Jesus.
Maybe you will put more effort into your math class this year.
Maybe you can put aside more time to spend with your family.
Maybe you'll try out for a new team.
Whatever it is, I pray that God will show you something special that He wants you to do - and that He will give you the courage to follow through.
And if you're so inclined - tell us what God shows you - and what it is you are going to do to make this year count.