School.... the place you when you are five years old and never get to leave! Hahah well for some of us that is how school feels. School is where we go to learn about growing up and the skills we will need to be successful such as math, reading, spelling and the list goes on. School is an amazing place where we use our brains that God has given us and challenge our minds to think. Growing up my relationship with school was a rollercoaster ride. One minute I hated it the next minute I LOVED it! I always wanted to do my best and please my parents with the grades I made, and even now I still do.
Growing up I remember having this skewed thinking that my grades were all that mattered and if I didn't make good one's then that made me a lesser person. I remember in 9th grade when I made the A/B honor roll you would have thought I had one a million dollars. In 10th grade my perspective of school changed, all of sudden all the kids I was around thought it was uncool if you made good grades so the first semester I made my D in Geometry and a C in English. Now Geometry I had an issue with my teacher, but English I was just lazy.... After a quick turn around school became more important to me I reverted back to I WANT TO MAKE GOOD GRADES mentality. The pressures of school are intense, especially now. Our generation is expected to push ourselves to the max in school! Now I am not saying that we should not do our very best and make good grades. We most definitely should! However, the struggle happens when school is turned into a measurement tool of who a person is. Society may measure as by our academics. But we as students should try our very best and at the end of the day be satisfied in knowing that we tried our hardest.
Struggling with test anxiety myself and auditory processing issues I know the struggle of school and it is real. I challenge all of the high school and college students as the end of the semester is winding down to BREATHE! The end is almost done. Also, if you are struggling with test anxiety, stress or any other academic stressors talk to your parents, guidance counselor or mentor about it. Also, rest in know that God does not want you to be anxious or stress.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I challenge you to medidate on this verse this week. Do not be anxious! Study, Study, Study, Do your BEST on the Exams and at the end of the day its in God's hands. HAPPY END OF THE SEMESTER EVERYONE!!!!!
CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!! :)