A Word with You - Aug. 10, 2011

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How to Flunk Out on God's Will

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Since I was three times a parent, I had to learn something about motivating kids to study. And that's not an easy job; it doesn't come naturally to most of us to want to just sit down and study. But I learned that there are a number of incentives. There are scholarships, threats, rewards, privileges, impassioned speeches. But I've also noticed that there are two words that motivate faster study than anything I know. Those words are "Final Exam."

It's amazing what activity those two words can generate. Fortunately we didn't have too much problem with our kids, but I have known a lot of kids who sort of have yawned and coasted their way through a subject, and suddenly they got interested when they heard those words, "Final exam!"

Take algebra for example. Somebody says, "Yeah, please take it." Well, let's use it as an example. The teacher is doing a final review just before the exam, and you really listen then and you cram way into the night. But you find out something about algebra; you can't just get into it before exams; it's too late then. You've got to be into a subject all the time or you'll never know what to do when you really have to know.

in all my days - today in this 24 hours, what do You want me to do today? Now, those God-led 24 hours eventually bring you to one of life's major crossroads, and there you will already be the right person at the right place at the right time, and you will walk right into His will.

But if you suddenly get interested in what God wants, just before one of life's final exams, well, you will probably flunk out on God's will.

© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
Distributed by Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc.

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