Paralyzed by Decisions (Pete Wilson)
God's main purpose for you is not what you Do, but who you become.
Courage and Fear are both contagious.
The day doesn't start when you get up.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
So I think that this lesson is less controversial for young people than Pete makes it out to be. However I think it still has some pointed edges that encourages us to shed those massive burdens that we allow choices to put on our lives. I think there is something to be said about depending on Jesus to show us how to live our lives instead of stressing out so much over the small choices every time I have to make them. I think Pete has a good passion for helping the church get out of the rut it has been in lately. We have seriously let the fear of life scare us into inaction. That should change, we know what the bible says about idleness.