Don’t Just Survive This School Year

student with booksSome girls love school, other girls hate school. Whatever the case, school is a reality for you in this season of life—there is no ignoring that. Whether you want to pull the covers over your head for a few more months or if you have already packed your backpack, God doesn’t want you to simply SURVIVE this next school year. No, He wants you to THRIVE.

Here are three gospel-centered truths around which to re-orient your school life so that you absolutely THRIVE for the next nine months.

God is IN you.

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? (1 Cor. 3:16).

God is WITH you.

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).

God is AROUND you.

“The LORD your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you” (Zeph. 3:17).

Are you looking forward to school or dreading it? Why? How will the truth in this blog impact how you view yourself, your friends, and your school this year?

About Author

Brad Neese

Brad Neese is an evolving leader captivated by the child-like simplicity and the deep-ocean complexity of the Gospel. He is a graduate of Cedarville University & Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a Student Ministry Pastor in southwest Michigan. One loving, godly, and nurturing woman graciously agreed to covenant with him in marriage over a decade ago, and out of all the 6.8 billion people in the world, only four get to call him ‘Dad.’ But above all this, Brad follows Jesus. No one else.

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