What’s on Your Mind?
With this beautiful spring weather and midterms over with, I feel a sense of accomplishment and finality... but wait! We're still plowing through this college business-- and we have a ways to go! About this time of year though, we start thinking a lot about projects coming up, home, or family, and more often than not, we struggle keeping our motivation up.
How do we keep going strong? I am reminded of a chapel message by Frank Gagliano a while back. He shared with us Philippians 4:7-8,
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
So instead of dwelling on myself, my problems, or even home, what should I be thinking about? Pastor Gagliano says that remembering the following statements got him through his college years:
- God is with me.
- College is not forever.
- People are praying for me.
- This is God's will.
These true thoughts are what our minds should be thinking. Not only do they strengthen us to walk the path God has laid before us, but they comfort us, knowing that we are here for a season and a purpose.
Keep this in mind while we continue with this semester. God will give us the strength we need to run our race and finish our course.0