The summer is over, and we are all now starting back at school. The work load will soon be piling up higher than we can imagine and we’ll once again be buried in schedules, deadlines, and assignments. In this busyness and stress, it can be so easy to lose sight of the end goal in this time of work. It is in this time that I wish to remind all of you, and myself, of one verse. It is frequently cited but I still manage to forget it and allow myself to be distracted from its command.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV
Now, before the workload is particularly heavy, before the horizon becomes obscured by pages of homework assignments waiting to be done, remember this verse. There are many ways to go about constantly reminding yourself of it and everyone has their own particular method. So find that method, whatever it may be – writing it somewhere visible, adding a note on your computer screen, adding the verse at the top of your weekly schedule – and remind yourself of this guide as often as you can. I firmly believe that when we put our focus on God and abide in Him, then we will have nothing to fear – whether late homework assignments or anything else!
I do not want to be speaking as someone that has done this and always keeps his mind on God and the things of above. That would simply not be true. All too often I lose sight of the purpose behind school. This letter and reminder is as much to me as it is to any of you who read it in the weeks and months to come.
In all of this, trust God, who we know is faithful and just in all he does toward us. I could continue with numerous passages to prove this and expound on this more, but my main point is this:
Whatever we do, let us do it all to the glory of God.
Let us face the fight in good spirit, secure in the love of our Father!
Your brother in Christ,
Matthias Hargrave (18) is the Executive Director at TPS Chapel