Each reflection this week features a meditation written by teens for other teens. Listen for words of wisdom from another generation.
“WHAT DO YOU want to be when you grow up?” That’s the question grown-ups have been asking me since I was in preschool. Anything is possible and I embraced the future with open arms. A career will not determine my personality, just as grades and physical attributes don’t determine who I am and how I feel now. I’m not scared anymore. I’ve decided who I want to be: a follower of Jesus Christ. And I trust God will guide me and give me gifts and talents that lead me to a career.
—Virginia Thomas, age 14 (Asheville, North Carolina)
Stepping Out on Your Own: Devotions for High School Graduates
From page 48 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.
How have your hopes and dreams for the future changed as you have gotten older? Share your thoughts.
“I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
—Psalm 32:8, 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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