Stand for Truth Thursday: Sit Out Senioritis

It may not be listed as a sickness on WebMD, but senioritis is a serious condition. If you’re a junior or senior, you’ve likely been infected. Symptoms include:

  • Rolling out of bed fifteen minutes after your alarm every morning and throwing on clothes from the floor.
  • Wearing your hair in a ponytail fourteen days in a row.
  • Dialing it in at school, at work, and at home.
  • A chronic and nagging feeling that you just want to check out and lay low.
  • Majoring in Netflix. You watch it instead of studying or completing your homework.

I get it! You’ve done your time, paid your dues, and now you’re ready to shift your life into neutral and coast to graduation. But let me encourage you to sit out senioritis and stand up to the temptation to let everything slide, especially if you’re a girl who wants to stand for God’s truth.

Don’t limp across the finish line. Run to win the prize! Let the people around you see you finish well.

We’ve been talking about it every Thursday on the blog—your God-given mission to stand out and stand up for the truth found in Scripture. You live out your mission two ways: what you say and how you live.

I hope you will seize the opportunity to tell others about Jesus this graduation season. Consider choosing a Bible verse for your favorite quote in the yearbook, talking about ministry in your plans for the future, or sharing what God has done in your life when you have opportunities to reflect back on the past four years. But don’t stop there! Because remember? Your mission is made up of two parts: what you say and how you live.

This is the antidote to senioritis.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it (1 Cor. 9:24, emphasis added).

Don’t run the race of your life willy-nilly. Don’t limp across the finish line. Run to win the prize! Let the people around you see you finish well.

Whatever You Do, Work Hard!

The quality of your work tells a story about who you really serve.

I know it may feel like those tests don’t matter and that no one will notice if you slack on a few assignments, but whether you’re a senior working on a final project or a senior vice president of a major company or even a senior citizen, the quality of your work tells a story about who you really serve.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Col. 3:23).

The people who will graduate beside you? They’re watching to see how you will finish this race you’ve all run together.

Your brothers and sisters coming up behind you? Yep. They’re watching you, too.

So finish strong! Be a girl who stands for truth and lives for God’s glory.

And the people in your school who need to know about Jesus? They’re hearing your version of Christianity told by what you say and what you do.

So finish strong! Be a girl who stands for truth and lives for God’s glory. I’m cheering you on as you race to win the prize!

About Author

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

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