Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mentoring Musings 01/06/11

The other day I was listening to Wretched Radio and Todd Friel was relaying a conversation a mother had with her Christian daughter before the daughter left for college.

It went like this:

"Honey, the decisions you make between the ages of 16 and 25 will be with you for the rest of your life. It doesn’t mean that you’re not forgiven for bad decisions and sinful actions, but the scars, the wounds, the memories, the nightmares, and potentially the shame will be with you until the day you die."

That statement resonated with me. I know that was true in my own life. Certainly, every decision you ever make will ultimately be with you for the rest of your life in some sense of the meaning, but there are different degrees of decisions and consequences. Living with the occasional appearance of that picture of you wearing that awful green dress and living with a decision that alters the course of your life as you know it would be an example of different degrees of decisions.

That time between the ages of 16 and 25 is when maturity and life experience have not quite shaken hands. Make your decisions carefully young person, and walk closely with your God.

1 comment:

  1. Oh so right as we pray for all. and the 16-25


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