The night before your senior year begins, the words of 1 Peter 2:12 are my prayer for you…”Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
As the close of a chapter in your life approaches, know this. As there will always be people who love you, there will also be people who don’t. There will always be someone who doesn’t agree with your actions no matter how good your intentions. Some will even make things up about you in an effort to bring you down. But my prayer despite all of that negativity and slander? May they know that despite their greatest efforts you are a young man after God’s heart because your actions contradict their words.
So, it comes back to you…
- Seek God FIRST! If you seek Him first, you will never lose your direction.
- Follow His prompting. By doing what He calls you to do, it won’t matter what anyone says.
- Seek to ONLY please God! Human approval is based on results; God sees your heart and loves you beyond your wins or losses.
- See what He sees. Many have told you or made you felt like you were less than, but know that when God sees you, He sees a bold, strong, courageous man who will bring many to His Kingdom.
As a result, you will not be dependent on the opinions of others and it will help you see the good in everyone. Then those very people who accuse you, will be the ones who glorify God because of your unwavering character and faith.
God has HUGE, GREAT things for you and they are not in the future. THEY ARE NOW! Don’t miss the opportunities He gives you. I am PROUD to be your mother! I love you! I bless you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
May your last first day be the first day of a new and amazing journey. A journey that your Heavenly Father has specifically chosen for you!