The thing I like about young people is that they are genuine. They are real in personality and character, not easily fooled by hypocrites , they can straightaway recognize if you’re one…that you’re not actually doing what you’re telling others to.Being a young person is like having the energy to fulfill any kind of imagination. Good and bad.
But apparently this strength can be damaging as well. Why? Because young people often have no real sense of what it feels like to be accountable for something. I used to shout politicians as hypocrites very easily because I never sit as one. Now I know that it is easier to say than doing, that we actually need good and God-fearing politicians and it’s not easy to bring those two traits into any parliament building. I used to think a poor child’s parents are irresponsible but after having lived adult life myself, i know that there are so many things in life that can go wrong and send everything out of control. I used to picture a cheating husband as pure evil. But now I know that marriage is difficult and making the choice to love and not to hate your spouse and your marriage everyday is as crucial as breathing oxygen. I still condemn cheating husbands or wifes but not as a person who’s looking from afar anymore but as a person who carries the burden of marriage myself and consistently trying to live up to the vows I made to God at the altar every day.
Again, I like young people and their ingenuity. But more often I see is young people don’t do enough. They THINK enough and they PRAY enough but they don’t DO enough. They don’t realize that the future is unkind and challenging. If young people are just happy with doing nothing significant, they will rise up late and wake up to find themselves two steps behind of the curve everytime.
If you are a young person, you need to know the energy is there with you to make something SIGNIFICANT in your life! You can do it better than adults because you are stronger, pure, more motivated and more honest to yourself than adults. You need to know that Walking with God does not make the future any easier. Walking with God disciplines you to be ready to face the future! That’s why God also emphasizes on the “DO”! . You need to be a better Listener now because that’s the only part where you are lacking. You need to know more and understand deeper things in life and make the best of every opportunities to put it into action. Don’t be a smart guy, humble yourself in knowing that you need the guidance. Be sharp in thinking, wise in judgement, slow in tongue and quick in action! Don’t just be happy with what you are now, aim higher, go further and stretch yourself beyond capabilities!
Listen again : Walking with God does not make the future any easier. Walking with God disciplines you to be ready to face the future! . This means you will still face financial difficulties in life with God, you will still face hardship with God, you will be tempted, you will face confusion, you will be demanded, you will still feel pain, you will feel all that in your days ahead even when you’re with God. God never intended to pass you from all that. In fact, HE WANTS you to experience that! A boxer always trains months or even years before the big match day. If you’re not practising today, how can you be ready when your match day comes? Better practice hard from now my friend, cause it’s tough out there and God isn’t always going to save you. Not because HE is bad but because HE is a winner and a winner knows how to train you to become one like Him.