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Things to Consider Before You Take the Next Big Step in Life
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Things to Consider Before You Take the Next Big Step in Life
2 Corinthians 5:15


There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
~Orrin Hatch

The tassel's worth the hassle!
~Author Unknown

When you leave here, don't forget why you came.
~Adlai Stevenson, to college graduates


You have attended 2,470 days of school or
494 weeks;
or 17,290 hours;
that results in 1,037,400 minutes invested!

All that time means work!

-4,940 hours of homework.
-approximately 247 papers written;
-2,964 quizzes or tests passed...hopefully.
-All in all you have listened to 31,122,000 words of instruction from your teachers.

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
~Newton D. Baker

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
~Milton Berle

The real question is:
What do you need before you take the next big step in your life?

1. Wisdom

Ephesians 5:15-16
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

2. Heart

Matthew 22:37-39
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

3. Direction

2 Corinthians 5:15
“And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”

4. Confidence

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

5. Purpose

There are two ways to approach your life: invest it or spend it.

Acts 13:36
“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption.”

6. Protection

Guard what comes into your life so you can control what comes out.

Proverbs 4:23
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”

7. Perspective

- We strengthen an eternal perspective by immersing ourselves in the Scriptures.

Matthew 4:4
“But he answered, “It is written, “ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

- We cultivate a godly heart with an eternal perspective through loving God supremely, making him the ultimate aim of our affection and devotion.

Colossians 2:6-7
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

- We constantly steal time from a life of achievements and activities to “be still and know that I am God.”

Why are these things so important?
Let’s go back to where we started:

Ephesians 5:15-16
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”