Read Exodus 18:23 here:

Moses was under pressure, burdened by the size of his task. God told him to find Godly reliable men to share the burden. One could call this the principle of divide and conquer.

When you look at how much you have to do for exams it can overwhelm you, so you feel like giving up, before even starting. DIVIDE and CONQUER. Break your work into sections and then bite size chunks. Study each chunk and then take a short break, then do the next chunk. Responsibility demands action!

Q: How will you make a plan? How will God help you?




What’s the point of all this studying!?

How can box and whisker diagrams or the anatomical parts of some rodent have any meaning beyond getting a decent mark in an exam?

Here’s a thought… what if you saw this world and everything that’s in it as a kind of book God’s given you to read so you can find out more about who God is and who you’re supposed to be? It might really help to know what’s in that book, right?

As you study, you might discover a kind of beauty in mathematics or anatomy that points somehow to a beautiful Creator – and to us as beautiful creatures. Or ask God to show you!

Read Psalm 19 here:




Have you been freaking out a bit these exams – maybe worried about how your maths notes make no sense at all? You’re not alone.

A guy I’ve been helping for matric finals said his problem was that he didn’t understand anything, and so he couldn’t study. Turns out, he just needed me to answer a few of his questions and then he was fine. But it had taken him the whole year to ask someone!

Are you quicker to ask for help, or give up on something you don’t understand?

Try just asking someone for help with work you don’t understand,- you never know, things might just start making sense.

Read James 4v2 here:

and Matthew 7v7 here:






You may need to hear this, or not… Some wise words for exams:

‘You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there sit back, take it easy. Do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life’ (Proverbs 6v6-11

Sometimes we need to work and not just pray that God will get you through!