1. Do your best work, with a good attitude, because you work to please Jesus Christ. Do all for the glory of God and whatever you do, do it with all your might – no complaining.
2. Be most concerned that you are an example to others of Jesus Christ in your attitude and service – not to be self-centeredly popular or cool. “Cool” people almost never view themselves as servants to others, which is what Christ has called us to be.
3. Procrastination is a big word that means being lazy. Don’t wait until Sunday to do homework; do it on Friday night or Saturday. Don’t wait until the night before to study for a test or begin your science project.
4. Every single student you meet has an eternal soul, which will spend forever in either heaven or hell. You are called by the Lord to be an ambassador for Christ.
5. Weigh everything that is said by teachers, textbooks, and students through the lenses of God’s Word. Only God’s Word is without error and can be totally trusted at all times.
6. Don’t skip personal Bible reading or church meetings to finish school work or to take part in extra-curricular activities. Your soul’s health and your walk with God must always take first place. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
7. The habits and character that you are building right now (good or bad) will most likely be what will stay with you the rest of your lives.
8. Don’t be afraid to stand alone for Christ, if you are doing what is right. Don’t be afraid of being made fun of for talking differently, dressing modestly, being separated from worldly activities (such as school dances), refusing to act in a rebellious way, and witnessing for Christ. If you are going to accomplish something for the Lord, you usually have to stand alone.
9. Respect authority. Follow your teachers without complaint. Be teachable when you are being corrected. Show your parents the love and honor they deserve by listening to what they say and following their instruction.
10. Be the right kind of friend. Don’t be afraid to challenge the wrong behavior of your friends. Who you hang out with will most certainly affect you. Make sure your closest friends are true friends of the Lord. Don’t forsake your godly friend, just because he/she is not the most popular person in the class. As you grow older, never date, court, or marry unbelievers.