Last week both Stoa and NCFCA announced they are canceling their speech and debate seasons. I ache for all of the competitors who abruptly saw their season come to an end, especially the seniors. We know that these decisions were not taken lightly, and much prayer was put into this. The bottom line is there are no guarantees. We have always known this, but we don’t tend to believe it unless it’s staring us in the face. I know for some students, they feel like the rug has been pulled out from under them. However, you are not yet finished…
Philippians 1:6, states, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. I am far from being who I believe God wants me to be.”
You all began the process in Speech and Debate. Regardless of what year you are in… first, second, last… this journey is not finished. The art of communication is a life long process. He is always teaching us something! Therefore, I am issuing a challenge to all seniors!
Some of you may or may not know, but Lasting Impact! created a Devotional last year. That Devotional was used as an encouragement and inspiration in clubs and families throughout the nation this year.
I want to offer the 2020 seniors the opportunity to create a devotional. A devotional on what God has taught you through speech and debate. From now until the end of April, you can submit a devotional that may be included in our 2020-21 Lasting Impact! Devotional. See a sample devo HERE.
To submit a devotional, send it to: Heather@lastingimpact.info
Requirements for your devotional…
- 1000 words or less.
- Have at least one application question.
- At least one Bible verse.
- Include a short bio.
Lasting Impact! does not intend to profit from this project. Perhaps it will be a free download or any sales can go into a scholarship fund. Regardless, we wanted to express our sympathies for the loss of your season, but offer you a place to focus your energy to focus on the bigger picture- what did God teach you through speech and debate?