Many of you are starting a new season of your life! You've just graduated high school and now you're looking forward to this new time of your life.
What an amazing time of life! It all goes by so fast! (I realized this weekend that I've been out of high school for 17 years and it has flown by!)
Yesterday at our church all the high school grads were called forward to receive special recognition. When they stood up there I began to think of all the worldly pulls they are going to feel if they go to college.
The winds of the world are so strong. They want to pull you off the path, away from God. Satan can be subtle, he can use seemly innocent things to begin to shift your focus.
Just a small shift in focus will, down the road, lead to a large gap between you and God.
If you are one of the many who have just graduated high school and are looking forward to college, my only piece of advice is be very aware of who your friends are. Find a group (Campus Crusade, Intervarsity) of companions that will help you stay focused as the winds pull you away from the Lord.
There are 100's of choices you will make in the next few years that will radically alter your life path. Keep your future in mind and not look to satisfy just the here and now.