By John Mizerak –
At the March California Legacy Program Graduation, MOF Executive Director, Jeremy Stalnecker, delivers a final challenge to the Warriors that attended.  We can ALL learn from Jeremy’s challenge.  We need to decide to move forward, no matter what is in store for us on the other side of that decision.  Are YOU ready to move ahead anyway?  You need to take what you learn as a follower of Jesus Christ and apply it to your life.  Without that commitment to Christ, you’ll be missing the “change agent” to make the adjustments that Jeremy talks about.  You need a moral compass (the Bible) in order to have a guide that will lead you towards freedom from your personal issues.

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.  1 Peter 2:21 (NIV)

Once you make a decision to follow the examples given by Jesus Christ, you have all the tools to be successful at your quest for freedom!  The changes you want to make are not only for you either.  They are for the benefit of others closest to you as well.  You need to stop looking at yourself and start living sacrificially.  When you start doing this, you will start living a live of authenticity that will lead you to develop a legacy worth handing down.  Start following through with your commitments and let your “YES” actually be a “YES” and you will start influencing others in a positive way!

37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  Matthew 5:37 (NIV)

As you make this shift as a person with integrity, you will become a victor and no longer a victim.  God has BIG plans for you and it’s up to you to make the fist steps and then continue to push forward toward the destiny He has for YOU!

57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

Watch below as Jeremy encourages our graduates to persevere as the return home to the struggles and circumstances that brought them to Mighty Oaks.
This final challenge is unique as it took place on Good Friday.