Summer School | Three Big Personal Skills

When it’s summer, no one wants to go to school. But actually, summer school can help you catch up to speed pretty quickly on some absolutely essential lessons you may have missed. There are some lessons you just can’t skip because no one enters adulthood and receives a handbook complete with all the lessons you missed. Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out, to change your oil every six months, and not to wear your spring break souvenir t-shirt to a professional job interview! This three week message series is a pretty good time to catch up on what you might have missed. God knows the answers for every test you will face!

You will stunt and sabotage your own future if you don’t learn how to manage your time, manage your desires, and humbly ask for help/graciously give help when needed.

Message Notes


These skills will help you avoid stunting or sabotaging your future.

Manage your TIME.

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Assume Responsibility.

Rely on God’s Wisdom.

Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the
Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:16-17


Manage your DESIRES.

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:4-5

Mismanaged desires - relationally, physically, financially, spiritually - will always destroy.

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:13-15


Manage your THOUGHTS first.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

Practice contentment.

I know both how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. Philippians 4:12