High School Graduation

Every spring high schools graduate into the world a new class of young adults. As these young people toss their hats into the air, very few realize just how much their lives are about to change. They will face new challenges and opportunities. From now on Mama, Daddy, and Grandparents will not be there for every decision they make.

They are adults now, and while Mama and Daddy will always be willing to give advice, these young people will not always listen. And that is as it should be. As I said, they are adults now and will be responsible for their own choices, the good ones, and the bad ones.

Here are some thoughts for those of you who will graduate this year:

Change happens and it does not seek your approval. The Bible teaches us that “To everything, there is a season”. It then gives a list of things there are times for. All the things that are listed are important. But these I will mention. There is “A time to keep silent and a time to speak”. Your life will be very blessed if you learn when it is time to speak and when it is time to be silent.

God has you on His mind. He tells us in His Word that He has plans for you, plans for your good and not for harm, and He plans to give you a future with hope. I promise you, His plans are better than yours so follow Him

You need a life anchor. Harness your heart to God’s kingdom. Put your trust in God and He will not forsake you. This promise I can make with certainty, “God will honor and take care of those who honor Him”.

Choose to stand out from the crowd. Blending in is always easy. But it will leave you ordinary and average. Stand up and stand out for God. This will be hard and maybe even dangerous. But it will make you an extraordinary person. And this world needs extraordinary people.

Douglas Huff

From Down Where The Pavement Ends

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