"You must unlearn what you have learned." Those aren't my words; they're Yoda's - you know, from "Star Wars?" Well, whether you know him or not, what he said is true.
You do know that everything you've been taught and everything you've experienced isn't all right, -right?
The Bible urges us to not conform to the patterns of the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so we can figure out what GOD's will is for our lives.
Bottom line: when we learn better, we can serve God better with clearer purpose for our lives!
Do you ever ask yourself, "What are the things I understand about life that may not actually be right or God's will for me?" -Maybe you should?
"Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature." - Romans 12:2
"Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Don’t you understand that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless, of course, you fail the test." - 2 Corinthians 13:5
What's your "One Thing?" What's the thing you could do all day, or the thing you'd do without being paid? What is it that God has placed a love inside of you for, that seems to be your place of peace or true joy?
Have you ever really asked yourself those questions? Have you paid enough attention to yourself to notice what your "one thing" is? If you know what it is, have you really invested yourself into it? -really ever given yourself wholeheartedly into its practice, preparation, and purpose?
I know, I know... you're young. But what if being young wasn't an excuse to be random and more of a way to be even better at the thing God has given you to do? -more time to fine-tune your "instrument?"
What if you really committed? What could you do?
Just food thought, so think about it.