Day 10 — Teen Devotion: You Don’t Get Time Off
School is the easy part. You get lots of breaks, and at the end of the year, you get summers off. Being an adult is different; it’s one long mundane journey that ends in death.
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If your habit is complaining about school being long, hard, and no fun, you’ll probably join the throng of weekend chasers who spend their lives trying to escape the misery of their jobs for a brief respite on Saturday and Sunday.
Your best course of action today is to develop a gameplan that includes hard work. When you’re not doing schoolwork, do things that transform lives, yours and others.
Christianity is not just for the adults in the room. You are just as valuable in God’s kingdom as an adult with an adult job. Don’t minimize your value in God’s world (1 Timothy 4:12).
Life with God does not begin at eighteen or twenty-one. It starts now. Align your heart with God, not to cultural expectations for teens or their perceived rights.
Summertime is an excellent time to continue prepping for the rest of your life. I don’t know what that should look like for you, but I’m confident you can figure it out if you ask a few adult friends.
Time to Reflect
- Are you fun-centered or work-centered?
- When you have downtime, do you think more about serving yourself or others?
- What is one specific and practical way that you can change your work/fun worldview?