Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Consider The "End Afterwards"

Life's journey presents us with many choices. Surely it is the course of wisdom to try to find out what is the end of any road before we take the first step along it. Some have bitterly regretted decisions that they have made. Perhaps you too have said, "If only I had known how this was going to turn out, I would never have started it in the first place."

An experienced traveler wants to know where each road leads. He may consult a map and talk to people who know the area. He will certainly take note of signposts he encounters along the way. On life's journey, though, how can you be sure which is the best path to take?
We do not need to be in doubt as to the "end afterward" of the paths that life's journey may offer.

Young people are often exposed to temptations and pressures to experiment with things that seem popular. Here are some likely scenario:

- Someone dares you to smoke a cigarette.
- You are invited to a party where alcohol and possibly drugs will be freely available.
- A friend invite you to watch a movie that features violence and immorality.

If ever you are confronted with any of such situations, what will you do? Will you simply give in, or will you carefully consider what the "end afterward" could be?

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