So my son attends year round school and this week is my sons last week until he is off track from school for a month. He is really ready for his break and so am I. It’s a month break from school for all of us with no getting up early, no rushing to school, no projects, no homework, and no long afterschool pick up line to wait in. Did I say no homework? We are counting down the days with anticipation.
However, this past week or so he has been having a lot of difficulty staying on task in class and completing his assignments. I have been encouraging him repeatedly to focus and to finish well. Daily we pray with him and send him off with some words of guidance: “Your almost done son…Be a blessing … Pray for God to help you to listen…With obedience comes blessings…You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you…etc” As parents we do all we can, But he still has to choose how he will finish.
This reminds me of how we as believers need that encouragement at times too. Especially those times when we are feeling weary, discouraged, and are getting off task. We need to be reminded to stay the course, to fight the good fight and to finish well.
If you find yourself getting off the task that the Lord has set before you or feeling like giving up, I pray you allow the Lord to refresh and strengthen you. Put your hope in Him for “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
So don’t give up! We are almost done! Be excited! Be encouraged! Our reward is not just time off for a month. We have so much to look forward to. The eternal reward with our loving Savior Jesus Christ is immeasurable.
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12