This is one of the most exciting times in your life. The chapter known as “High School” has ended. But as one chapter ends a new one begins. However, we should not rush through without celebrating this chapter. Take time to remember the great friendships which you found. Take time and celebrate the accomplishment achieved. Take time and be thankful for this season of life God has given to you.
Many will tell you to start solidifying what you are going to do. But it is always a mistake to ask what am I going to do without first asking who am I going to be. So who are you going to be? Are you going to be the person who wants to be liked? And in wanting to be liked you will compromise any and all values in order to get it. Are you going to be the person who wants to be popular? You will do whatever it can to win people over and again in the process compromise any values you have learned along the way. Or perhaps you would pursue a life of honoring God.
Many your age will not choose this path. Mostly because they are afraid to live a life of pursuing and following God might not give them what they want. We are trained in our culture to be successful. Success looks like a 4,000 square foot house, a sports car, a high paying job, and one day a family. All these things become possessions which we desire and get jealous at others who accomplish it first. So you will pursue these things all the while forgetting the simple command of Jesus which you started off with “Follow Me”. And one day if you continue down the American Dream with Jesus on the side you will wake up in your big house and feel empty. Empty because you ignored the whispers of God for the glory of this world.
So what are you going to do? I want to remind you that when you were a sinner Christ died for you. I want you to know above everything else the wisest decision you can make is to live a life which brings God glory. This is a life which full of peace and empty of regrets. I want you to learn to trust God. He has great plans for you.
Today begins the new chapter in your life. High School is done. A new adventure with God awaits. Don’t miss it!!
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