Young and free that’s all they thought. But as a teenager, we can be more than that.
Here are a few things I learned as a teenager journeying in His presence:
1. Don’t look down on yourself
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young… as 1 Timothy 4:12 said . There is no reason for you to compare yourself to others. Some people are going to be better than you at some things. Everyone has different gifts. That’s what makes everyone special and unique. Never feel less than anyone. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
2. Age is just a number
Whether you’re younger or older. It’s never too late for God to use you.
3. Go the extra mile
If you want to reach your goals, then go the extra mile. Don’t just do the bare minimum. Work hard and pray harder. But, Faith without works is dead. You have to do your part as well. The bible says we are to work as if we are working for the Lord, not man. Successful people endure the ups and downs of life just like everyone else does. But they keep trying, they keep working hard.
4. Be compassionate
What is your best contribution you could ever give on this world? Isn’t that being a blessing to other people? Whether we are young or old, we have the ability to bless other people.
There are a lot of people out there who are hurt, broken, and depressed. Be the one to help them realize how precious their lives are. Share the goodness of the Lord with them. Be the support system they need.
5. Don’t lower your standards to be accepted; be the example
You were not born to please man but to please God. Do not give in to the pattern of the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). Keep your integrity because the Lord sees all your actions and He will reward you for that. Be the change that you want to see.
6. When you hardly understand the situation, trust God
Times will come when there will be unexpected twists and turns in your life. Situations that are just beyond your control. But you just have to remember His promise to you; that He has a plan for you to prosper and not to harm you and to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Trust Him because He knows what He is doing and He has an amazing plan for you. Keep your faith to Him because your later will be greater.