“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV)
Today, spend some time in prayer asking God to give college students you know the wisdom, motivation, and focus they need to work hard and be diligent in all they do while in college. This goes much deeper though than “being a good student” or “working hard.” Pray that students listen to God each day to show them how they need to spend their time. This can give them a sense of purpose as they do what Jesus calls them to each day. Some days that might be working hard on their studies, other times He may call them to love on people around them who are in need of Christ’s compassion. Pray as they make decisions about majors and careers that God would lead them to decisions based upon where He can use their gifts and abilities in this world to make a difference for Him, whether that’s in a mechanic’s shop, a cancer research center, a daycare, or a business office. Wherever they are and whatever they do, they have a chance to do it to God’s glory. Pray that what they do today, and every day of the rest of their lives, would be done not out of pressure and expectations from others, but rather with a heart desiring to serve the Lord.