Disobedience = Disaster

The friend I told you about? Well, she had to leave early because her brother and my brothers were doing something they had been told not to, and her brother got hurt and had to go to the hospital. It isn't a major injury, but please pray that he'll be able to handle the pain and the possible stitches that come with it.

I know you've heard this before, moms and dads aren't trying to make your life miserable when they say, "You're not allowed to do that." They're just lookin' out for ya. Your parents don't want you to get hurt. And I'm not saying that I've never thought, "Gosh, you're WAY to over-protective!" We've all struggled with this (even your parents have wondered why THEIR parents could make such "awful" rules).

Think about it. Your parents say,"You can't ride with those kids, ok?" But that night you sneak out and hop in the car with the people your parents just told you not to drive with. The car swerves on the road, and the brakes jam. Tell me how this story ends.

So, next time your parents tell you something (and you know you'd rather just ignore them), stop and think. And then obey. Do what they say, even if you don't like it. It'll be hard, but they'll respect your maturity, and you'll be kept from doing something that could hurt you in the long run.

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