I’ve been out of high school for four years now, and I have about five friends that are still friends. What’s my point? if you’re reading this and you’re a high schooler, listen, girl (or guy), CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY.
First reason: Don’t be fooled, bad company corrupts good character.
How can friends that are hurting themselves with drugs and excessive alcohol, and/or sexing it up with boys care about you if they don’t even care about their own bodies? To make it simple, they don’t! They don’t love you. They like your company, and the pleasure they receive from your presence and your support of their self-destruction.
Second reason: They’re going down, and they’re taking you with them.
“The percentage of poisoning deaths among those aged 15–19 years with prescription drugs as a contributing cause increased from 30% in 2000 to 57% in 2009.”-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/prescription-drug-abuse-poisoning-deaths-children_n_1429458.html
Out of 19 million Americans that get a new STD infection each year, about 9.1 million of them are teenagers and young adults aged 15 to 24.
STD stats show, among those teenagers having teen sex, about one in four will contract an STD prior to adulthood-http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-sexuality/std-statistics.html
Reason three: Your life is too precious to waste for someone who isn’t going to be there for you once high school’s over.
You know that God public schools try so hard to make you believe doesn’t exist by feeding you an unsubstantiated theory that you’re an evolved ape? Well, He is real, He does exist, He does see and know everything, and He understands what you’re going through. He is the only one who cares enough to die for you and who has the power to give you a new life, free from the chains you’ve gotten bound by. Not sure you believe me? Ask Him yourself. I cried out to the God of the Bible, yup, the one Jesus claimed was His dad, and He answered. Jesus isn’t some cool guy that lived 2,000 years ago to teach you how to be a “good person.” Quite the opposite. He came to show us all that no one, but Him and God (who He said he was one with), can be good and live a perfect life worthy of heaven.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one gets to the Father, but by Me.”-John 14:6
He came to give you life abundant, joy, peace, hope, and love. He alone offers the solution to every problem you’re facing and are going to face later on. Do yourself a favor, and drop the “friends” that are harming you, and choose a real Friend that never will.
14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.-John 15:14-17
Wanna know Jesus’ commands? Love Him, and love others. He’s the coolest, best, most caring friend you can ever have. Try Him. I promise you won’t regret it.