God holds you accountable for your own decisions. Not your friends’; not your parents’; not your enemies’.
You are as close to God right now as you want to be. You might think, “No… I’d like to be closer to God, it’s just that…”
You’re fooling yourself.
Your life is made up of a ton of small choices. Today, for example, you chose when to wake up and what to eat. You chose what to think about. You chose how to act and react.
Today’s Sunday school is about anger. YOU choose how angry you’ll get. Life is what YOU make it be.
It’s easy to blame others for the things we hate in life.
I was reading a book on self discipline recently. The author said he was working long hours, coming home to an apartment with no furniture, had no friends, no savings, no goals, and no future. He was stuck in the same routine every day, and by his mid-twenties, he hit a wall.
He realized that something had to change.
So he went to the library about got books. And read. And changed. And grew.
Now… he’s written a couple NY Times best-selling books. That’s a BIG deal. That’s a big change.
And here’s a secular guy writing a non-Christian book saying things like, “STOP MAKING EXCUSES,” and teaching the reader to say, “It’s on ME.”
Life is what you make it. Your attitude and choices about anger, about camp, about your teachers at school, about “drama” in your life—it’s not on them, it’s on you. Own it. Be above that.
Choose a spiritual life—one led by the Spirit. – Bro. Ryan