This Wednesday was our final week of our theme – For the Win. As our middle school students have been challenged to think about their stuff, their time, their words, and their relationships with friends, this we week finished by going for the win at home. A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense (Proverbs 19:11 NIV). Even though all of us are taught patience when we’re little, nearly no one practices it all the time. It’s especially hard to be patient with the people you are around the most—your family. But when you choose to see beyond the moment and see the whole situation from someone else’s perspective, sometimes that will give you just what you need to overlook the little things with the ones you love.
We finished the night by looking at two ways to seek wisdom. The first is by asking God for it! James writes that we can find wisdom by asking God through prayer. The second is to think one step ahead. Will this really matter the next day, or in a few hours? Patience is often a difficult thing to practice. However, as we continue to seek wisdom, the practice of patience becomes easier. A wise person is a patient person.
As our series of For the Win is complete, we now move to a two week series called Real Talk. Often times, we have people in our lives that we can spend countless hours talking with; our friends, parents, other family member. However, we also have a few people that we find hard to talk with. Often times, our prayer time can feel like one of those situations. We even often avoid prayer to stay clear of an awkwardness that we may experience. This series will focus on our prayer time and how we can relax and find time to have some real talk with our God.
As we start this new series, if there are any questions, or if you would like more information about our middle school youth group, please feel free to contact me!