CHOICES

* Should I get in my car and drive after having a few beers?

  • Thought: It will be ok, I won't hurt anyone.  I'm not that drunk, I can't walk it's too far, it will be fine, no one will know.  It's not that far if I drive...  Worse case scenario maybe I'll hit a telephone pole or something but I won't ever hurt anyone... 
  • Consequence: If you put the key in the ignition & drive after you have been drinking - people can DIE. You have no control over the final outcome  of who or what your car may hit when you are impaired & you don't want to live with that! 
  • Possible Solution: Call a cab, ask a friend to drive you, have a designated driver ahead of time.

* Should I have premarital sex with my boyfriend/girlfriend? 

  • Thought: Everyone is doing it. I'm not "cool" unless I've done it, they may break up with me if I don't... 
  • Consequence: You could get pregnant, you could get an STD, they could break up with you as soon as you do or shortly after, people could find out about it & ruin your reputation, you could feel guilty - knowing it is against God's plan for your life, you won't have something special to give your spouse on your wedding night - just leftovers...
  • Possible Solution: Have a conversation about this with your partner before you are in this position to make sure you are in agreement.  This will help to know if you are with the right person.  Know how far you will go before you find yourself stuck in an uncomfortable position so it doesn't go too far. 

* Should I just end it all? 

  • Thought: Nobody cares about me anyway. Nobody sees me. I am not significant in this life, or if something embarrassing happens... 
  • Consequence: committing suicide, devastating  your family & those that DO love you.  God LOVES you and cares- HE does see you & will be with you always.
  • Possible Solution: Turn to God, Seek Him & His comfort.  Tell someone, be honest about your thoughts, feelings & seek help.  There is nothing wrong with talking to a counselor.  That is using wisdom.  And the beginning of a new beginning.  We can all have another chance & new beginning.  Don't waste the precious life you have been given. 


* Should I bully this kid at my school?

  • Thought: Everyone else does. It's not really that bad, Other people seem to like me more when I do it.  It makes me feel important, tuff…
  • Consequence: You have no idea what is going on inside that person that's being tortured by your words or actions.  You don't know their home life or their entire situation.  What you are doing could cause them thoughts of wanting to hurt or even kill themselves or others. You do NOT want to be the cause of hurting or ending another persons life.  
  • Possible Solutions: It takes more guts & strength to stand up for someone & go against the crowd than it does to go along with the crowd.  If you want to impress people, Stand Up for someone.  That will impress people.  Be Kind to someone that doesn't even deserve it.  WOW, that would be strength... Show love to the unloveable, Forgive the unforgiveable - that shows courage, strength, &  bravery more than bullying ever could... 



  • What will YOU choose from moment to moment?