Graduates Know Thyself! by Rex Yancey

Graduates Know Thyself!
Rex Yancey

"Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth…" O what a time that is. There are carefree days when one is young. I think that is a good thing. One of the problems in our society is that we want our youth to grow up too soon.
I can remember when Brittany Spears was popular with kids. My granddaughter would mimic her when she was very young. Children need to have some time to be children. Young people need to have some time to be young. Days of going to school should be fun. Sleeping late was a good thing. Playing sports was an exciting time. The days of that first date and courtship were fun days.
But the time of youth is also a crucial time. Do you realize that the most important decisions of your life are made while you are young? The choice about the college you will attend is important. The choice you make about your career is important. The choice you make about your mate in life is important. The choices you make about values are important.
There is a sign on a road in the Alaska Tundra that says, "Be careful the ruts you take for you will be in them for the next two hundred miles." That is exactly the way it is with a young person. The decisions you have made and will soon make will shape the rest of your life. Now is the time to make the best of the opportunity.
John Bunyan in Pilgrim's Progress avoided some pits on his way to the celestial city. I want us to think of some pits that need to be avoided on your way to a meaningful life.
1. YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT INFERIORITY COMPLEX.
Some of you may not feel very important. We live in a culture that glamorizes beauty and riches and athleticism. You may feel that you do not rate in those categories. But let me remind you that is not logical or rational for the Word of God indicates that every person is unique and important. You are so important that Jesus died for you.
-Rodney Dangerfield said he got to feeling bad about himself. He went to ...


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