Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday Life Lessons from Bill Gates... but Sunday's Coming!

I don't normally post lists from "non believers" on life issues, but this has some practical life lessons and even a plug for God thrown in for good measure! 
As we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, it is important to take a close look at some of our flaws that He died for on Friday!  Jesus, God in the flesh, came to pay the ultimate penalty for the sins of mankind in our place!  He was crucified in a horrendous way, when He suffered, bled and died for your sins and mine.  Yet so many reject Him because they refuse to place themselves under His authority.  The authority of the creator of the universe, who demonstrated His love for us by going to the cross, to pay our sin debt which demands the wrath of God who hates sin and will not allow it to dwell in His presence for all eternity.
Today it's Friday... but thank God, Sunday is coming!  

Young people, these are life's realities articulated to a generation who has said I'm going to do it, "On My Own"!  So as you look at this list, ask yourself the tough questions!  If this is you, I plead with you to consider this weekend, the work of our Savior...JUST FOR YOU!

Make a decision that will set you free and change your eternal destiny!  Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior... and do it today!


  • Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!
  • Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem.   The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.                                                                                      
  • Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
  • Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss
  • Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: They called it opportunity.
  • Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
  • Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way by:
                      * paying your bills!
                      * cleaning your clothes and listening to you
talk about how cool you thought you were!
  • Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. 
           *This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
    • Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters.You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. 
                 *Do that on your own time.   
      • Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life.  In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
        • Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you'll end up working for one..
        If you can read this... Thank a Teacher.
        If you can read this in English... Thank a Soldier!
        And for life and everything else you have... Thank God!!

        If you don't agree, go stick your head in the SAND and take a DEEP BREATH!!!!
        list by Bill Gates

        1 comment:

        1. Young people please take a look at the comments from a man you may respect, who is the richest man in the world! Makes sense, but what do you think about all of it?