Although God has already designed your “fate”in life. Your very own personal predetermine destiny for you. He allows you to choose which path you are going to follow, either your own, or His. In addition to His wonderful generosity to you… He gave you a set of parent’s , to provide for you, to protect you , and guide you, until the age of 18. Wow! Your very own free will. A set of parent’s to support you until the age eighteen! What more can a person ask for? What an awesome God is He ? If it wasn’t for God’s love where would a lot of young people end up?
From the very beginning of your life, God gave you a set of keys, to start your life’s engine, and a steering wheel to steer your life in the direction of your choice. You are given a free will to accept, or reject Him. You should at least thank God for this… A lot of young people lose focus of their God-given birth rights. And when this happens, a lot of young people lose focus of their fate, and ignore God’s word. They replace God’s word with: recreational drug use, over use of technology, sexual promiscuity, and joining gangs in order to fill that missing someone in their hearts.
What’s missing? It’s the Spirit of God in them. Studies show that at the age of twenty-five your brain is fully developed, and by adulthood the heart is fully developed. In most western countries your considered an adult at the age of 18, but the legal age of drinking varies between 18-21. I believe that if you are still doing things like: drinking, smoking, and partying everyday at twenty five, that’s probably what you’ll be doing for a long time. You should really be calling on God’s name to get you out of this lifestyle. No ones perfect, and “all have sin and come short of the glory of God.” That’s why God wants us to use Him as our life time mentor.
You can avoid lots of pain, heartache, and bad choices by choosing the path He has assigned for you. If you decide to use God as your guide, and mentor you can’t go wrong. When you walk along with God you gain access to His divine wisdom and protection. Every young person needs this, a mentor, and someone in their life who will hold them responsible, and accountable for their behaviors. Why not rely on God’s support for this? You can depend on Him and trust Him to see you through your storms. Besides, the first name a young person usually calls on when they are in trouble is God’s name anyway. He has your back!
Young people are bombarded with way too many life choices, and obstacles to overcome. They can’t afford to walk it alone. Many young people fail at this age because some get tired of attending church services that have nothing tangible to offer them, and some have never made the choice to have a personal relationship with God yet. A young person needs to be reminded that, at this age being in God’s business, is the best business to be involved in. Church ministry’s should welcome young people who have a strong desire for leadership positions who want to recruit for God‘s kingdom.
May young people never give up on God’s word. May young people who are set ablaze during church gathering never get tired of doing whatever it takes to spread the fame of Jesus — and may your leaders, churches and ministries welcome your passion with open arms. A young person really can’t afford to omit God out of his or her life with out replacing Him with something else. That would be like having a body that functions without a brain, and trying to replace it with another person’s brain, or like driving a car without gasoline, and replacing the gas with orange juice instead.
Your body can’t live without a heart, and your spirit can’t live with out God’s word either. He’s where you get your fuel so that you can continue to steer your life’s engine. Yes, I get it. A young person can choose to lean towards their own understanding, and some do, but God’s understanding is the highest.
Michelle Meadows-Thomas SpiritualSoulfood.com ©2012