I am constantly amazed at how smart, how talented, and how gifted, many of today’s youth are! I’m convinced that many kids today are gifted with genius in one way or another! They are truly pregnant with potential!
Do you feel the same way about your family, your kids, your grandchildren? Some of the kids I meet on a daily basis are so much smarter than I could ever dream of being! A young lady that I met the other day had a Ph.D. from Harvard in Nuclear Physics! Real rocket science! Mind you, she was working on her second Ph.D.! She looked like she could have been twelve years old! I often meet kids who are incredibly talented pianists, vocalists, athletes, true prodigies … The list goes on and on! And yet, I hear far too often of other kids who are addicted to drugs, alcohol, homeless, pregnant at an early age without the support needed for a successful life, involved with crime and other destructive behaviors. I ask myself why? How do some kids with such incredible potential stay on course. They see their wildest dreams come true; yet other kids who are often nice kids with great potential, end up on a dead end, far too early in life?
Which Road Will You Travel?
While talking with concerned loved ones from several families about their kids, I have heard many different stories, seen many different choices made, and found many different paths taken to get them where they are. One thing I know: the daily influences and disciplines they embrace and practice have huge implications on where they end up in life.
So you have this great potential. You have the makings of success. You have been dealt a good hand. How will you play it? You have choices…
A Life of Purpose and Potential!
The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (nlt)
Will you take the steps daily to gain a rich and satisfying life or will you squander all that God-given potential on things that will only leave you broke, busted and disgusted?
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
John 10:10 (msg) (Words of Jesus)
I prefer dreams in my life, for my family, and in my future, not nightmares. Too many young people, who have all the right stuff to get to that dream, turn down dead end streets in their live instead of traveling on highways to a fullfiled life. The results of their daily choices bring nightmares into their lives instead of dreams.
I spoke to this 19 year old man the other day. All I could see in him was potential, maybe college or professional sports, the sky’s the limit for him! He told me about his three friends. On New Years Eve they went out partying, drinking, drugs whatever … . They were driving home, drunk and high. There was a horrible accident. Two of his friends died instantly. The other was brain-dead in the hospital for several days, then he died too. Four, nineteen to twenty year olds, young men, pregnant with potential. Now three are dead, only one left to pursue his dreams. I choose to follow the Creator of Dreams, and to help others along the way do so also. I hope to help them avoid nightmares in life and not to only pursue, but to achieve, their dreams.
How about you and your loved ones? Which choice will you make? Which way will you choose?
Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.
John 14:6 (ncv)
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best parthway for your life. I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over yo. I will instruct you and teach you… I will counsel you with my loving eye on your. Psalm 32:8 NLT, NCV, NIV