Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
All throughout elementary school we’d hear how great T was at participating and answering questions when asked but that he always needed to be reminded to get his work out or stay on task. One year his long time neighbor was purposely sat next to him in class to help him. She say T get your pencil out or T write that down.
He took some encouragement and reminding but he usually did his work; unfortunately he learned what he could do to just get by to just pass never anything more. He didn’t do his best.
I wish I could say that has changed. He is such a smart boy but he rarely does his work. It’s frustrating to watch. We want so badly for him to do his best. We’ve tried talking to him and giving consequences. Now he’s in high school and we are just letting him learn from his own mistakes.
I hope he understands that our love for him is not based on his performance. No matter how good or bad he does in school we still love him. We try to show him this by spending time together and telling him that we love him. Sometimes I wonder if it’s enough. I never stop paying that he knows we love him and that Jesus loves him. And that I know is enough.
May my stepchild approach his schoolwork as if he is working for You. I pray he does his best whatever that looks like. You know everything about him. You know what he is capable of. I pray he serves You always.