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Just like any other organization, schools need God’s wisdom to reach full potential. If you are a student who is a Christian, consider some of these ways you can use your influence to B.U.I.L.D. your school this year.

Break Out of Cliques. It is easy to get attached to a certain group of people due to common interests. However, as Christians we need to be a blessing to all people (Gal. 6:10). God doesn’t show partiality (Rom. 2:11), and we need to have contact with those in need in order to be effective servants of God.

Uplift the Discouraged. When you see someone who is down, don’t join in with others making fun of them. Instead, be like Barnabas and be an encourager (Acts 4:36). Use every opportunity to show God’s love for the downtrodden.

Inspire with God’s Word. While God’s word may not be taught in your school, that doesn’t stop you from spreading the wisdom of the Bible in your daily life. Invite your friends to church services. Have a personal study with them. Engage in discussion about spiritual matters. All of these things will help point people to God.

Lead by Example. The apostle Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1). Conduct yourself during your school hours in such a way that people can see the influence of Christ in your life.

Discover Ways to Help. Don’t just wait for opportunities to do good works, but actively look for them. As Jesus went about doing good (Acts 10:38), so should we. That’s what Christians are created for (Eph. 2:10).

This year, you can be an active force for good. Use these tips to B.U.I.L.D. up your school!

Matt Clifton
BulletinDigest.com

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