It is finally summer time I couldn’t be happier. This school year has easily been the best year of my life. I’ve grown so much as a person and as a Christian that I feel like I am finally discovering my calling and becoming who God created me to be. It’s such an exciting feeling and I am looking forward to seeing everything God has in store for this summer.
That said, sometimes it’s easy for summer to be a time where we put our life on auto-pilot and just sort of cruise through without paying much attention to what we are actually doing. It’s easy to think that because we have worked so hard for the past nine months, these next three are for resting. Though that is partly true, I think summer is also about something else. Just because we don’t have school doesn’t mean we can stop growing. I think it just means that we have even more time to grow. I would challenge you to actually write out goals for this summer. They don’t have to be big or lofty or even specific, just write out some things that you want to grow in this summer and go back to school better at then when you left.
Here are some of my personal summer goals:
- Listen for the Holy Spirit.
- Be teachable.
- Work hard at my internship and my online classes.
- Become a morning person.
- Pray and read the Bible frequently.
- Faithfully serve and work in the positions I’ve been given.
- Be open to new possibilities.
- Invest in the people around me.
- Learn to manage my finances better.
- Read at least eight books.
Don’t let this summer slip by without you growing personally and spiritually. Let this be a time where you press even further into who God has made you to be. Come up with your own things that you want to grow in and find opportunities to do so. Maybe you can use mine as a place to start. Maybe you have completely different things on your mind. Just don’t waste this summer.
Make it count.