Many people are coming to the end of Spring Break this week. What do we love so much about Spring Break? Well if you are a teacher, a student or a parent of a student you really love having this time off. Everyone is ready for summer! Kids are tired of being in school and would rather be outside than a classroom. School is hard but if you persevere you see the fruit of your labor. Ask any Senior how it feels to graduate from High School. This verse in 1 Corinthians is great encouragement for anyone that needs the discipline and frame of mind to finish a task. Start your week off excited to be alive! Kids,be thankful you have the freedom to attend school and if your a teacher thank God you have a job! Parents help your children. They feed off your attitude. Be positive and help them with their work and encourage them in their accomplishments!
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27