As a youth, you are fit to make critical Godly decisions (Advice to teens and '20' something people)
To all the teenagers and '20 something', here is a piece of my mind:
You will often hear people tell you that you have all the time in the world when it comes to making serious decisions. When people make you believe that you have all the time in the world, they might succeed in making you believe that:
a)You do not need to both consciously count your present days .
b) You do not need to make serious and life critical decisions.
You see, young lad, despite the huge amount of people trying to convince you into a 'care free' lifestyle, there is a reality you will not be able ignore in your late thirties, forties and in your golden years:
' In most cases, the state of our lives from the late thirties to our golden years is very likely the result of decisions we took in our 20's or in our late teens.'
Even if you decide 'not-to-make a decision', it will count as a decision. Don't be fooled: 'indecision is a decision that can bear consequences decades from now...'
Even God considers your teenage and '20 something' years as something extremely valuable that He is willing to use.
Samuel was a boy when God spoke to him (Ref.1 Samuel 3), Joseph was very young when he received his extraordinary dream (ref. Gen 37). Historians assume that David was in his mid-teen when Prophet Samuel anointed him and they also estimate that he was around 20 years of age when he killed Goliath. David's victory over Goliath was a defining moment that paved his long way towards the throne of Israel.
Even Jesus Himself did not waste the years of His youth. In Luke 2:41-52, Jesus ,as a 'Young Boy', He was fully aware of His identity. By 33, He was done with his mission. His achievements have even been honored with the establishment of the Gregorian calendar. He was 33 when He was done!
God never said to Joseph, David or Samuel that they were too young to hear from Him.
God did not say to them: 'Chillax, you have all the time in the world'. No, He did not.
Your earthly Life does not start at 40. Your earthly life starts from the moment you are conceived.
And yes, I am aware of exceptional people who managed to reset their lives afresh in a late stage. However, most people, aged beyond 35, will tell you that the state of their current lives originate from decisions or 'indecisions' they made in their late teens and in their 20's.
I was 18 when I started writing for ministry purpose. I was '18-19' when a Prophet announced that I had a teaching ministry. I gave my life to Christ at age 14. I could go on with many other examples...
Considering the evil times and the near coming of our Lord, we can no longer afford to grow in arrogance while thinking that we have all the time in the world.
If you are a teen or in your 20's, then read this: 'Make Godly decisions now. The type of decisions that align with God's will. Make them now and take them seriously.'
If you follow my advice, 20 years from now, you will thank me.