Surviving Summer Vacation

Teen Devotion on Surviving Summer Vacation

Summer vacation can be a little rough at times. Perhaps you’re crammed into a car with your brothers and sisters and have to drive half-way across the country to see some old monument that you could honestly care less about. Or perhaps, you’re stuck driving your little brother to all his baseball games, when you’d rather just be hanging out with your friends. Whatever the case may be, we know that summer vacation can feel long, boring, and less than awesome at times, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you survive summer vacation.

  1. Pay attention to what you say.
    It can be easy to get mad at  your brother or sister because of something they did. You can want to lash out at them and call them a horrible name or tell them you hate them. However, your words are really powerful. They can cause hurts that you never intended. So spend a little extra time thinking about the words that you speak.

    The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. – Proverbs18:21

  2. Have a good attitude.
    There may be times during summer vacation that you are forced to do something that you’d rather not do. In those times, you can choose the attitude you will have. So choose to be happy!

    Rejoice in the Lord always- delight, gladden yourselves in Him: again I say, rejoice! – Philippians 4:6

  3. Get creative.
    You might be stuck at home or bored out of your mind. Use the time to find something creative to do. Build your little brother a fort out of cardboard boxes. Try baking something new. Invite your friends over for a water balloon fight. Just get creative and find out of the box ways to keep yourself entertained.
  4. Spend some extra time in Bible study and prayer.
    If you’re bored in a car, at your house or at your brother’s baseball game, spend the extra time reading your Bible. Download an app for your phone, or use the good old fashioned paper Bible. Whatever works for you, just spend some time reading the Bible and getting excited to know God deeper.

Summer vacation can sometimes feel like its not going your way. You might feel like you’re not able to do all the things you want to do. Don’t spend too much time getting sad or upset. Rather, focus on keeping a good attitude and choosing to be happy regardless of what is going on around you.

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