Many people tend to think of today’s youth as the leaders of tomorrow but scripture never places us in such a category.
It never instructs us to wait until we are more mature or knowledgeable or skilled before we begin to take God’s word seriously and consider what plans and purposes the Lord has for our lives.
According to God’s Word, we are to be leaders even today, who earnestly desire to honor and serve our Lord in all our thoughts and actions.
Paul told Timothy, a younger man in the faith, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
God specifically commands us, as young people, to be leaders- to lead by example.
We are to understand God’s instructions to us and let the world watch us grow in our walk with the Lord.
As a young person myself, I am burdened for the church in the days ahead, and I am burdened for today’s youth who must not only strive to live exemplary lives right now, but who would one day attempt to serve as faithful leaders within the body of Christ, the Church.
I am burdened because it is not getting any easier to live in this world. I am burdened because young Christians today often fail to understand that God desires to have a close, intimate relationship with them right now, relationship that only comes about when we obey the scriptures.
Many of our peers are following the steps of others and copying their unscriptural attitudes and philosophies of ministry.
Maybe we feel as though we should worship and unite with others even though they do not agree with us concerning what the bible teaches. Maybe we feel as though we should join a “cooler”, or more alive church.
Maybe we feel like we should live, act, talk, and dress like the world in other to be recognized by the world. Maybe we feel as if our outward actions do not really matter to God as long as we are sincere and our motives are pure.
First we all must realize that the ideas and philosophies of the world are completely opposed to God’s will and plan for us.
The world tells us to live it up as young people while we can. Pause. Notice what the wisest man who ever lived wrote by inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT in Ecclesiastes 12:1.
“Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth”.
Notice that Solomon did not say, “Live it up while you are young and later on you would have the opportunity to serve and glorify God”. NO, He said exactly the opposite.
He tells young people, “Now is the time to focus on your relationship with God, the creator of all things. We’ve got to serve God well and live a life that is worthy of a true servant.
We need to be examples to others in our; SPEECH (Psalm 19:14), CONDUCT (Ephesians 4:22-30) & CHARITY (Matthew 5:16).
REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO LET OUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN SO THAT THEY MAY SEE OUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. MATTHEW 5:16
LET’S LEAD AN EXAMPLARY LIFE FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW FOR THE GLORIFICATION OF GOD.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE NOW!!!
Written by Justice Annobil of sAm InSpiReS bLoG Team