Congratulations to all of our graduates!  We are so proud of you!!

This is a major milestone in your life.  As you come to this point in your life, I want to share a scripture with you.

2 Timothy 3:14 (KJV)   But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

When we think of “learning”, our minds immediately go to school or college. Learning is gaining knowledge or a skill.  We do this by studying, and experience.

However, let me add that life is a process of learning. Like most teenagers, I thought there was nothing else to learn, because I thought I had all of the answers. After a few years have passed, I realize now how little I did know then. As a matter of fact, after 55 years there are still lessons that I need to learn. Learning will continue until I cross over into glory.

One of the lessons that I have learned is this, “mistakes are inevitable.  I do not know a person who has not made some mistake. No one is perfect. The great thing to know is that just because we have failed, that failure is not final. You can recover from failure. Elijah failed God miserably when he went to the brook, in fear of Jezebel, there asking God to take his life from him (1 Kings 17). You should not intentionally make mistakes in life, but if you do there is a God Who forgives and restores (1 Jn. 1:9). Keep in mind by God’s help you can rebound and recover from failure in your life.

It was out of Elijah’s mistake that he learned to hear the voice of God in a still small voice.  He had seen God in the fire, and he knew God was in the cloud, but he didn’t expect God in the silence.  If you will allow Him, God will teach you, even in your mistakes, or should I say, coming out of your mistakes God will use that moment in your life to strengthen a weak area.

A mistake does not have to be your demise, but it CAN be a moment that God shows himself to you in a new way.

I wish you the best, but most of all I wish you to be blessed.