Achievement and Success

15
Jul

photo-1473624566182-509e437512f4In today’s society and even in the church, it seems to be all-important that our young people get to university, achieve sporting success or gain financial prosperity.
Many Christian parents have sadly rejected the offer of a distinctively Bible-based, Christ-centred education by setting the wrong priorities for their children and young people.
In our achievement-oriented society and in a broader educational culture that is fixated with test results and school league tables, we all need to take care what we value the most.  When Jesus was asked “What is the greatest commandment in the law” he answered,:
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’.”
As we are training young people for life, let’s make love our primary aim – nurturing love, encouraging love and setting an example of love.
When our young people graduate, may they be full of love for God and love for people … now that is success!