It is [God] who made us, and we are his.
In a society of confusion and compromise, see to it that your life is clearly defined: know who you are and to whom you belong. Have a non-negotiable allegiance to principle and to God. That will make life simple for you—not easy, but simple.
In a world of distracted identity, muddled commitment, and foggy focus, be clear-eyed and destination-directed. Maintain rock-solid, uncompromised convictions.
Your life will then be exemplary and worthy of imitation, not only in your brief sojourn here but also in the lives of those you love after you’re gone. They won’t be without you: the abiding eloquence of your example will continue to be a guiding light that will permit them to walk without stumbling, even in their darkest hours.
Know who you are and Whose you are.