As we start another school year, we face many hurdles in our lives that may hinder reaching our goals and dreams. This year, my oldest son starts middle school. His elementary years were tough for him. My goal for him this year is simply for success! Success in his friendships. Success in his academics. Success in his extracurricular activities. How are we going to reach this goal? By pushing onward. Our family has found an amazing Bible verse to use this school year and I want to share it with you all. 1 Corinthians 9:24: 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.
These are the ways that we are encouraging him:
**We want him to do everything to the best that he can so that he can be successful and overcome every obstacle that he is faced with.
**We want good christian friends for him to surround himself with so he is encouraged to do what is right always.
**We want him to find an elective or extra-curricular activity that he desires to do and help him to learn it and enjoy it.
There is an amazing movie that comes out August 26th that is a true story about being achieving a goal in life and overcoming obstacles. That movie is called Greater.
Greater is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon had one dream- to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team. He was written off by coaches and teased by his fellow teammates. Undeterred, Brandon continued to show-up for practice. He woke up before anyone else and worked harder than anyone else, until his determination paid off. Not only was he given an opportunity to walk-on and play football-he became one of the greatest players on the field, and was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts. Greater comes out August 26th. Here is the trailer:
Tell me a goal that you have this school year either for yourself or your child.