You go to camp, get little sleep, have loads of fun, and get so close to God.
You come home, you are constantly witnessing to all of your friends, read your bible everyday, and even get up early to pray.
A month later, school starts.
The demand to look a certain way increases. The extra time in the morning you spent praying is now spent doing your hair.
The homework starts pouring in, and you slowly stop reading you bible every day.
Homecoming comes along and your invited to a party by the one who you have a crush on.
You go, after all, He's so hot, and end up drinking with the very same people you were witnessing to less than a month ago.
We've all been through times like this. We go on a mission trip, to camp, or attended a conference and get on fire for God. Then as time goes on, we slip further and further away. How can we keep this from happening? Well here are a few tips:
Write it down- Write down any new goals or convictions you had. By writing it down it will help you remember and you can't talk your way out of it.
Get an accountability partner- This will give you someone who you "report" to. This is also a great way to keep in contact with the people you met at camp.
Display it proudly- Write down the goals you have made for yourself. Then put it somewhere you will see it often. The bathroom or your closet door is a good place.
Pray- Pray that God will help you keep your goals.
As the school year approaches, and the stresses that come with it, hold fast to your faith and keep striving to grow closer to God.