We all have those days where we just don’t want to go to school. It’s totally normal, and some kids have more of those days then others. When you feel like that, it’s hard to look forward to what God has in store for you everyday. Some days His plan is for you to stay home from school, like on snow days or sick days, but most weekdays during the school year His plan is for you to go to school. When you wake up in the morning to get ready for school, think about each part of your school day, and think of a way to maximize each part to the best of your ability. Whether it is participating in more of the learning or having a better attitude towards a teacher or classmate, you will have an all around better day than you would’ve if you had just moped around and dreaded school.
One other thing you can consider doing every morning: Thank God that you have a great school to go to. You get to learn awesome things and meet awesome people and read awesome books. Learning in school is getting you ready for all the amazing things God wants you to do in your lifetime. There are people out there in that big, wide world that don’t get to go to a good school, or any school. In some places on this earth, people are not allowed to learn about Jesus. I want you to take a moment right now this very minute to pray for those people, asking God to give them understanding about Him and the enormous love He has for them. We can help these people by praying for them often, and also faithfully going to school. Why? Because at school we can learn about things that can help us to be able to help these people in big ways. Think about it. Learning another language can help you be able to tell people in other countries about Jesus. Math can help you with business skills, like fundraising for a trip to another country. Civics (or Social Studies) and Geography can help you learn about those countries. These are just a few ways we can make a difference by learning. What other ideas do you have?