“Don’t be a follower” is good but incomplete advice. Normally this is said as a negative response to following an evil, corrupt, or bad example. Some people, friends, or relatives may not be good examples of how to live and of what to think.
I once knew a 21-year-old man who had a friend too. He had several friends. His group of friends said: “Let’s go get a drink and have a ‘good time.'” He drank his first alcohol that night. He became drunk and ended up in a bar fight. This man took the fight outside where (with his military training) he ended up killing the man. With one dead, the man’s life will never be the same. Prison. Criminal record. Guilt. All it took was one choice. One moment, following some bad advice from a “friend.” He willingly let someone lead him astray. You don’t want to follow this sad example.
When young adults and teenagers are discerning the will of God, the strongest motivation perhaps is to allow the pressure or expectations from peers, girlfriends/boyfriends affect their decision-making process. While the input of others and those who know us best can be healthy, it can also distract a young person from truly finding and fulfilling the will of
8 Ways to Love Your Spouse I like the Reese hearts and the Russel Stover Chocolates. My wife likes the chocolates and the red roses too. Each Valentines day we are all reminded about the special relationships many of us are called by God to enjoy – marriage. A happy and healthy marriage is possible!Continue reading “8 Ways to Love Your Spouse”
The Direction of the Mind Remember the old cartoons on Saturday mornings and some character saying “Which way did he go? Which way did he go?” Was that Bugs Bunny? You may remember. “Which way will you go?” is the question for today. There are definite paths our minds can go. The direction your mindContinue reading “The Direction of the Mind”
The Window to the Heart Starvation. Hunger. Disease. Devastation. Death. Jeremiah’s heart was broke. As he was looking around at the war-ravaged city of Jerusalem he saw pain, sorrow and suffering. His eyes perceived the damage the Babylonian siege had caused. His heart was impacted by what he saw visually with his eyes. It isContinue reading “The Window to the Heart”
Overcoming Addiction All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. I Corinthians 6:12 Between health-care, lost work productivity, and crimes, addictions are costing America greatly. Drugabuse.com says that $295 billion is lost to Tobacco,Continue reading “Overcoming Addiction”