Graduation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning. It’s warm memories of the past, and it’s big dreams for the future. My son, David, is graduating from high school in a few weeks, so I’ve been thinking about what wisdom I might share with him.  If you have a graduating senior or you know someone who does, here’s some helpful advice for your senior as they head into a new phase of life.

  • Choose friends wisely.  Select friends that have the same values as you.
  • Surround yourself with Godly role models and mentors.
  • Call your parents and family once in a while and say hello.  They will appreciate it greatly.  Ask them for advice. They really love to share with you when you ask (and sometimes when you don’t!).
  • Find a church, and stay involved in your faith. Those who stray from church sometime stray from God.
  • Find a way to serve in your community.  Be someone who loves to help people.
  • Don’t stop learning.  Develop habits that will feed your curiosity. Read books, and stay interested in growing and continuing your education.
  • Prioritize your time with God. Take time to listen to God. Make sure you protect that time.

You are more than the future of the church.  You are also the present church.  Let God guide you!

Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

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