Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gad is Calling You!!

1 Timothy 4:12

New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Over the last 100 years, teenagers have been given a bad name. We're basically expected to play and have fun until we graduate and then magically turn into adults. That sounds pretty absurd to me. But kids all over have accepted this as the 'standard'. It's expected of us to act up, to get in a little trouble, rebel against our parents, whatever. Who cares....right?

I dont' think that is what God wants from us.

God has instructed us to be young adults.  To set an example for the younger and older generations alike. He has called us to a teen revelution. To rebel against the standard and to make a difference in our world. He has called us to be leaders and ministers of the Word.

He has called us, how will we answer? Will we say, "Someone else will do it," or  "God doesn't really want me. I'm not good enough for Him."

Or, will we take responsibility for our actions and fix what we have broken.

Teenagers have a lot more influence than we think we do. We set an example for younger kids. We cause our elders to have a good or bad opinion about us " young whipper-snappers ".

We have the opportunity to impact the world. It could simply be helping that lady with her groceries, helping in the nursery at church during service, or saying, "Hey, can I help you with that?" Anything where we step up to the plate and act like the young men and women God has called us to be. It doesn't matter how limited your resources are or how seldom you get the chance to help someone. Your family always can use a bit of help around the house.

 Remember, once God can trust you with the little things, He will trust you with the big things.

You have the ability. Do everything you do to the glory of God.

Teen for the Lord

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