Reality is the Time Bomb that GOD uses in certain cases to ALERT us as to what avenue to take.
THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT TO A MAN, BUT ITS END IS THE WAY OF DEATH.
A GOD given direction is so essential now a days, because a nation without it can only end up in: martial disarray, drug/alcohol abuse, and a raising SUICIDE rate among other things.
That's why the BEST way to attain direction is to go to the true source of all the courses, JESUS CHRIST.
The young man in the photo is Diamond #3 and his name is Esteban. Now each of our Diamond(sons) have their own PRAYER Request; but what ALWAYS catches our hears is the way Esteban only prays for DIRECTION. We've questioned him numerous times why he always prays for the same thing and his reply NEVER changes.
Esteban's exact words are: I'm DETERMINED to succeed at what I do; because as a Child of GOD the only way to delight in a Positive Future is if I ask the LORD for DIRECTION.
That's deep Spiritual planning for tomorrow, accompanied and the result of:
HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER, THAT BRINGS FORTH ITS SEASON, WHOSE LEAF ALSO NOT WITHER; AND WHATEVER HE DOES SHALL PROSPER.
When Esteban talks this way it absolutely demonstrates to us(his parents) that even though he's a teenager with his own pressures, his: mind, heart, and soul are riding on the escalator of FAITH. That's why we call him "The DETERMINED One" and oh yes, Esteban WON 3rd. Place in the Poetry SLAM in his class.
NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT FOR.