Young people today face a special challenge.
Their lives are not their own. Dad says this. Mom says that. The school says yet something else.
Then there’s the youth pastor and what they’re told there.
Arrrgh! What are young people to do? Confusion reins in their lives, and they can’t find the right path for tomorrow.
God already has it figured out, and he gives young people a 4-step plan to successful Christian living.
Micah 6:8 says to pursue what’s right and good.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
What reflects highly on you? What would your grandmother think, your pastor, your second-grade teacher? That’s what you should do.
Psalm 34:18 tells you to be responsive to people’s needs.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
Having a “good time” is worthless if the people around you suffer for it. Be aware of ways you can help better people’s lives.
Philippians 4:6-7 encourages you to depend on God.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Letting Jesus be in control isn’t weakness. It’s the beginning of trust in the Heavenly Father.
2 Timothy 1:7 is your pep talk in the time of trouble.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
We are better than we were, the apple of God’s eye, and the reality of his love made tangible on the earth. We reflect him through our actions to those around us.
Follow these four steps and God can change your life and make you beautiful.
We are beautiful in Christ when we reflect God in what we do.
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