Finishing the Semester Strong
Finals week has arrived.
After all the tests, quizzes, projects, midterms, and general life chaos we have finally made it to another end of the semester!
Some of you probably feel like this semester flew. For others it may have dragged. Maybe you have the interesting combination of both—where while you were living the semester it dragged at times, but now looking back you have no idea where it went (that’s me).
But despite most everything else being done by now, we do still have finals left.
Just hearing the world “finals” is annoying it seems. It can bring a lot of fear, especially if you’ve been struggling in some of your classes this semester. Or some, when they hear “finals,” all they can think or feel is a complete lack of motivation. . .
Which is where I am. No motivation left.
I feel like I’ve run completely dry on motivation.
This is my last semester. I graduate as soon as I’m done with all my finals. (And I’m a super senior so it’s not like I’m graduating early; my schooling has gone on a bit longer than I wanted it to.)
But despite my lack of motivation, I do know that I need to finish strong.
It feels like everyone says that this time of year. “Finish strong!” becomes a super common phrase among family and friends. I think we’ve kind of started just saying the phrase though, and not really thinking of it from a moral perspective anymore.
Here are some verses I’ve found that greatly encourage me to keep pushing. To finish strong, not just as a thing I’m “supposed” to do, but as something God wants me to do.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9)
I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: (2 Timothy 4:7)
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24)
God has called you to this school, and to the major that He wants you to take. This is the path He has set for you for your life. We need to walk that path to the best of our ability.
If you’re nervous about passing your classes, keep the faith! This is where God put you, and He will help you.
If you are just tired, faint not! God will strengthen you.
Our lives are a testament and a witness to Him, which is why we need to complete the steps He sets before us well. So that others can see His work in us.
I know it’s hard, I understand, I’m totally speaking to myself here. We’ve got to do it, though.
So let’s pray a prayer, buckle down, and finish this semester as well as possible.
I know that through Him, we can do it 🙂28