You've graduated from high school and now must travel the road of adulthood. How can your continued success be assured?
I. Face Your Fears II Timothy 1:7
God gives us the ability to do what life demands, to love when others hate, and to be under control when others throw restraint to the wind. With God in control, we can face our fears.
II. Forget Your Failures Phillipians 3:12-14
None of us are perfect and only the ones who never do anything wrong are the ones who never do anything. It's not a matter of "if" you fail, but "when". And when we fail, we must learn from it and put it behind us. We must never allow failure to make us quit trying.
III. Follow Your Faith Hebrews 12:1-3
On the sixth day of the ill-fated mission of Apollo 13, the astronauts needed to make a critical course correction. If they failed, they may never return to earth. To conserve power, they shut down the onboard computer that steered the craft. Yet the astronauts needed to conduct a thirty-nine second burn of the main engines. How to steer? Jim Lovell determined that if they could keep a fixed point in space in view through their tiny window, they could steer the craft manually. That focal point turned out to be their destination --- Earth. For thirty-nine agonizing seconds, Lovell focused on keeping the earth in view. By not losing sight of that reference point, the three astronauts avoided disaster.
Scripture reminds us that to finish your life mission successfully, "Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith." You can be flexible on many things in life, and you should be. But when it comes to life's True North, remember His teachings as a reference point... and don't budge.
Leuzinger High School's Class of 2010
Face Your Fears, Forget Your Failures, Follow Your Faith!