As young men, we are responsible before God for the choices we make. One of the most prime times in our life is in our youth, and the prime time of that is between ages 13 and 20, the time that the most physical, mental and spiritual growth takes place. It is vastly important that we make wise choices during that time of growth, because it is those ones we will have to live with the rest of our lives.
On Friday Dec. 14 2012 a 20 year old school student walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown Connecticut, wearing black combat fatigues and a black Kevlar flak vest, carrying two handguns. In a matter of minutes he incapacitated 20 children and 6 adults, all unarmed, none able to effectively defend themselves. The gunman committed suicide shortly after.
This man made a choice to do what he did, and suffered the results. His choice determined his destiny.
Regardless of what we are taught and who teaches us the basics of life, we are still held responsible by God for our choices (Matt. 12:36). It is the Valiant, the ones who have great courage in the face of danger, that are willing to choose and learn from those choices. How can you make wise choices? How can you take practical steps to being a man of Valor?