Why you must serve GOD young?
It is very important to to serve God right from our younger years so, I am going to show you how to be an excellent student while serving God. This is because that is what your life is all about: serving God and His purpose.
Your school grades may be important but they don’t transfer into eternity. No one will remember your GPA when you are dead and gone. Rather, the things life will remember, and what will come up when you stand before God is your service to God.
Also, serving God gives you supernatural backing. God has the power to intervene in your grades or results if He has to. Yes, the supernatural is real and it backs those who give their lives to serve God.
This is what the Bible says in Matthew:
““If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”Matthew 6:30-33 MSG
When you serve God, he looks at your service and says, “I must help this person pass this exam.” God can come through and help you write things that you may not know much about but ends up to be the right answers.
Why you must be an A student?
Your place as a child of God is not at the bottom of the class with the Fs. There is a prophetic word on your life that you must be the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). So, being an A student is you fulfilling a prophetic word on your life.
If you are getting Es and Fs, it means you are not fulfilling this prophecy. You should be the head and above only.
Secondly, it gives you a powerful witness. You can help those in need and help. When you are doing well, and you have time, people will see your good works and come to find out how you do it. That is when you begin to point them to the Lord too.
Third, you will get good jobs and if you want to go to grad school, it will be easy because programs easily come to good students. It’s worth it to serve the Lord wholeheartedly.
We see in Daniel 1:17-20 that God gave these four youths knowledge, and skill in learning and wisdom in all forms of science and literature. God gave them the skill to learn and that set them apart from everyone. This made the king set them apart for work in the palace. This means that honor came to them.
Why some Christians don’t do well in high school or college?
It is sad that some Christians are not doing well in school. In as much as God gives the grace, we have to understand that learning is a skill that can be developed. If you learn that skill, you will be able to do well academically.
If you are going to learn how to be an excellent student, you need to make some alterations. And the very first thing you must do is to renew your mind. Physical realities and transformation are made possible when the mind is renewed (Romans 12:1-2).
Renew your mind with the knowledge that God has called you to be the head and above only. Also, God gives the skill and ability to learn so that you will stand out among your counterparts. As a result, you will begin to walk in the reality of these words.
Five Steps to take in order to be able to serve God fully and still be an A student.
1. Develop confidence in yourself.
Steep your identity in Christ. Paul said he could do all things because Christ gives him strength (Philippians 4:13). This means that you can also serve God wholeheartedly and still be an A student because the Lord will give you the grace to do so.
This also means that you have to develop a deep relationship with God through your quiet times or fellowship times. Spend time with God in his word and inundate your spirit with his word.
Pic insert: God is backing you to become the head and above only.
2. Know the truth (John 8:32):
A. About your time. You have time and you can serve God. We have 168 hours a week. working full time = 40 hours, school = 40 hours, sleep = 40 hours, there is still 48 hours left to do many other things including serving God. So you see, there’s no excuse not to serve God. Actually, many students don’t work for full 40hrs so there’ll always be extra time at your disposal. 168 hours a week is a lot of time to serve God and do a lot of things.
B. Know the truth about the courses. Many of the courses you do in school, you will not use them in real life so just do what it takes to PASS it. Don’t aim to spend too much time to understand it. All you need to know is the skill to pass it and move on. The understanding will come later. So, do not allow your undergrad to hold you back with courses you will not need later in life. The real things you will need will be when you’re in grad school.
3. It’s a time management problem.
It is all about learning how to manage your time so have a plan. That is how to be an excellent student while serving God:
A. How many hours will you devote to each class? Here, multiply the credit hours by 3.
B. Plan which days you will do homework for each class. Plan it 2-3 days in advance from when it’s due. And do it with good students so you can have good grades.
4. Join a Group Study.
Look for those who do very well and study with them. This is the MAIN SECRET if you want to know how to be an excellent student while serving God. Do not study alone. When you are in college or high school you have not built the mental fortitude to supervise yourself (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12), so do not try studying alone. What it will cause is that you will always be stressed. When you study with a group, you will do well together. Do not allow competition to deprive you of getting good grades from studying in a group. Always remember to join a serious group of students so that you can do well.
5. Do a lot of past questions.
This is another secret many miss. Do well to learn from past questions. Do not spend too much time reading the course notes because it will waste your time. But when you spend time with past questions and little with the notes, It will give you time for courses you need to write essays Ecclesiastes 1:9-11.
Look for students who have taken the course before and get the questions from them. And if the class does not have past question, the textbooks will probably have questions so go through them and solve those questions. Refer to your notes when you face a challenge solving the questions. This is the secret.
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