You are youthful, full of life, strong and vibrant but you don’t know what to do, God has plans for us but it is up to you to take responsibility for a glorious destiny. At the youthful stage what are those responsibilities we need to take to ensure that we are not lead astray and then suffer for the consequences later? Well I have discovered four and I have decided to share it with you. DESPISE NO ONE YOUTH:
How easy it is to take advantage of people may be due to authority, parental back ground or level of education in today’s world. We even bully our little ones and course mates which shouldn’t be so. Treat people they want you to be treated the bible says respect every man, no favouritism. As singles we need to understand the value of relationships and partnerships to our success, two are better than one but no one would want to attach to you if you are violent, you despise people, and you take advantage of people.
1 Tim 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
if you have been despised then that’s not the end of your life you can create a new beginning, god doesn’t give up on people because of events, so get set for the change and live the life God has for you.
BE AN EXAMPLE
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. Yes show forth that talent, gift and potential in you so that others can develop their, desire to break record, reach unenviable heights for in doing so, so you spur and motivate others and in doing so you become an example others can look up to.
Be an example but an example of what? Bad works of course not, an example of good works of excellence, faithfulness, hard work be a problem solver now, be the Daniel or Joseph that others can look up to for guide and inspiration.
In all things showing yourself as an ensample of good works; in thy doctrine (showing) incorruptness, gravity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of us.
So show forth the light and others would follow you too.
KEEP YOURSELVES PURE
This world is defiled place and it is filled with evil but there is no excuse to get cut up in things such as immorality, the love of money, violence, hard drugs you can name it. Some people wonder how they got into alcohol, smoking, fornication, masturbation, stealing while they were young, well the answer is not farfetched, your association: both online friends and childhood friends
So how can we keep ourselves pure apart from the bible and prayer your association, yes your mean your friends a bad company corrupts good manners not only that the waste your wealth through parties, games and casinos, you have to protect yourselves from this wasteful friends. Resist peer pressure and desire godly company.
Bear in mind that he that walks with the wise shall be wise but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
DELAYED GRATIFICATION AND CARRY THE YOKE (BURDEN) NOW.
Lamentations 3:27-28 says it all “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.”
Pay the price now, retirement is for everyone, determine from now how well you would enjoy your old age. It all starts from now, while others are spending their lives on worldly pleasure why not take this time that you are youthful and plan for your life, your kids, your relations and generations unborn, what legacy would you leave for them.
Remember teach us o lord to number our days that and we may apply our hearts to wisdom
You can’t live forever and it is now that you are still single with fewer engagements that you have time and energy to plan for your life when you advance in ages. Don’t waste your life as single but rather use it to plan on how you can engage the labour of your hands. If you don’t want to lament during you elderly years then carry the yoke now and engage in delayed gratification
So my dear friends as singles now don’t despise others, be an example, keep yourself pure and bear the yoke now and you would see the beauty of being single the way God has planned for it.
Uche nwokolo is a Christian who blogs at http://www.wisdom4money.com on how Christians can create wealth, enjoy it and still remain heaven bound God’s way.