Each reflection this week features a meditation written by teens for other teens. Listen for words of wisdom from another generation.
“I’M SICK OF high school,” my sister sighed. “I want to be in college now.” I had just started college. After I told my sister what it was like, she didn’t want to wait. I smiled; I had felt the same way in high school. I couldn’t wait to be free and to live on my own. Once I got to college, though, I realized that independence comes with huge responsibilities. I found myself hoping that college would go by quickly so that I would be out of school forever. After I stopped looking ahead and started to focus on where I was, college has been everything I dreamed it would be.
—John Mark Miller, age 19 (Mesquite, Texas)
Stepping Out on Your Own: Devotions for High School Graduates
From page 111 of Stepping Out on Your Own, introduced and compiled by Kara Lassen Oliver. Copyright © 2010 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What do you feel God is calling you to do to reflect God’s love to those around you? Share your thoughts.
“Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.”
—Proverbs 27:1, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Lord, lead me to still waters and restore my soul. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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