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My sweet boys, 

There will be times when our world will give you ideas about the life you should live and the kind of men you should be. I pray you’re able to realize when God and I, your mama, want more for your life than what the world, alone, has to offer.

The world wants you to make big plans and dreams for your future. God and I want you to follow His plans for your future. —Jeremiah 29:11

The world wants you to consider only your time here on earth. God and I want you to think about eternity with Him in heaven. —John 3:16

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The world wants you to pursue happiness. God and I want you to find joy in pursuing 
Him. —Psalms 37:3-4

The world wants you to be strong and independent. God and I want you to find your strength in Him. —Deuteronomy 31:6

The world wants you to be proud. God and I want you to be humble. —1 Peter 5:5

The world wants you to love yourself. God and I want you to love others as you love yourself. —James 2:8

The world wants you to desire a woman based on her outward beauty. God and I want you to pursue a woman for her pure heart. —2 Timothy 2:22

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The world wants you to be quiet about your faith. God and I want you to confidently share the gospel. —Matthew 28:19

The world wants you to idolize athletes, actors, and singers. God and I want you to worship Him alone. —Exodus 20:3

The world wants you to bask in your wealth. God and I want you to give freely with a generous heart. —2 Corinthians 9:7

The world wants you to speak your mind. God and I want you to speak from the goodness of your heart. —Luke 6:45

The world wants you to seek revenge. God and I want you to seek forgiveness. —Ephesians 4:32

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The world wants you to vent about your struggles. God and I want you to pray about them. —Philippians 4:6

There will be times you will fall for the ways of the world. God and I will always forgive you. There will be moments when it feels like the world has stopped loving you . . . 

God and I will always love you.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

Lindsay Meier

I am a farm wife, boy mom, and public preschool teacher in central Nebraska. I enjoy quiet walks with Jesus, date nights in the tractor with my husband, and playing in the dirt with my two sons.   

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