Have you ever wondered what makes some people stand out from the crowd – why they always seem to come up smelling of roses no matter what situation they face? You might say they’re lucky, if you believe in luck, or that they have the right help or connections to get them through.
I think that there’s something else – a quality that helps people in these hard times and, when things are going well, takes them up a gear. That quality is the ability to make good choices. I’m not talking about what choccy bar you should buy today, but the big choices like “Who do I let become my close friends?”, “Do I need a boyfriend or a girlfriend to make me feel special?” and “What am I going to do with my life?” Good choices now really do make the difference. The truth is your today is made up of all the good or bad choices you made yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that, and the . . . well, you get the picture.
At Youth Base we have found that making good choices is easier when you know what you’re living for. We have made our choice – we are living for Jesus and not ourselves! Through knowing Him it’s helped us to make good choices that bring us life. That’s because God wants us to have a great life, so He helps us to make good choices that get us there – and because we’re living for Him, we’re motivated to see them through. So don’t dismiss God before you’ve given Him a chance to bring you life by helping you make right choices – the first being choosing God.
I hope that another choice will be to visit us at Youth Base where you can find acceptance and friendship. You’ll also find games and things to do as well as a place to chill out and chat. Look out for our posters in your school for when Youth Base is on and may you make the best choices and have a great time!
Youth Base is on every Friday night, at Hillside Community Centre (7:30 pm to 9:30 pm). Contact the Church Office for more details.