Today I share the words of a young scholar.
He wouldn’t call himself an author even though I am featuring him as such. As a matter of fact, English is his least favorite subject. He didn’t write the following for me, he wrote it to encourage a couple of friends. But when numerous people read it (on Snap Chat) and began responding with resounding thanks and “I needed that,” he showed me.
My featured author is my fourteen year old son, Blair, who composed this late at night in the shower taking a short break during a study session. But I’m not sharing this because he is my son. I’m sharing this because it shows that even at a young age we can consider what it means to take our lives forward. This is what my son was thinking about the other night when he was tired, wanting to be watching television, sleeping or playing a video game instead of studying.
“Is this really worth it? All this stressing? Is it really worth it?”
I really thought about it. Yes, it is extremely worth it. We dream big. We set out goals way out of our reach to test us. And we make them. We want to go to a good college to get an education and play sports to prove something.
But it starts here.
With these late nights studying. We will go far because we set our goals way too far. We don’t want mediocre. We don’t want to be okay with where we are.
We want to be great.
We want to be completely and fully satisfied with where we end up. We can only do this with the power of God! Let him work in you and through you, and you will go far and accomplish your goals.
Blair’s friends were encouraged, he was encouraged and I hope you are too.
Don’t give up.
As we end the first month of this New Year, look at the steps you’ve already taken and applaud yourself. Even a baby, barely standing and reaching out a shaky foot to take a tiny step is celebrated.
- Find your celebration.
- Recalculate your direction and the steps needed to get you there.
- Evaluate the good and the not so good. Set your goals out there so you have to reach.
- Be great because God has greatness for you. He will strengthen you and uphold you.