Remember you always said youths are the leaders of tomorrow? Lots of people think so too. But the Bible thinks way different as it never instructs us to wait until we get to a certain age before we begin to take on the leadership mantle. According to God’s Word, we are to be leaders now! We are to be leaders today who earnestly desire to honor and serve our Lord in all our thoughts and actions.
In the Bible, Apostle Paul told Timothy, his protege:
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in the way you live. [Tim. 4:12 MSG]
Beloved, making a difference as a Christian youth, is not just about going to church or reading the Bible, as important as it is to read the Word of God, we won’t go far unless we practice what we’ve read.
There are many ways you make a difference as a Christian youth, read on, and I’ll show you some…
Be a good example for other youth:
As a Christian youth, you should lead by example. People should be able to tell you’re a Christian by your actions and words.
Everything you do should reflect Christ and godliness.
Whether at work, in school, at the playground, at the mall, and of course, in your local church.
Be the one who starts their morning with God.
Be someone who sets daily goals yet prioritizes God above life issues.
Be someone who spends Friday night on their knees in prayer rather than at a party.
Be open about your faith:
If you really know the weight of what Christ has done, you’ll not shut up about it, you’ll preach it!
At times, this might be very difficult. You might feel like the only Christian youth around who is open about faith. Stand your ground. Actively develop your relationship with Christ. Get out and light up the world with the Light you’ve already received.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. [Matthew 5:16]
Read the Bible:
You could try to read a scripture a day. God’s word should be our life manual and by its instructions we should live our lives daily.
Talk to God:
I really don’t like to use the word “pray” because it seems like some boring and straining duty, so I’d use, “Talk to God” instead. When you pray (talk) to GOD, be sure to listen too. Prayer is a dialogue — You speak and God replies. Have in mind also that, relationships become stronger when the communication lines are open.
Listen to godly messages:
You could also listen to audio and video messages on faith. Ask relevant questions when need arises.
Attend a bible believing church:
Fellowship with fellow Christian youth.
And above all, love limitlessly:
To summarize all of today’s piece in a word, the only way to be a Christian youth with a difference is to love.
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. [See 1 Corinthians 13 MSG]
Love is a way of life. Love wins at all times.
Beloved, let’s continue this conversation…
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Until next time, keep sharing the love of Christ!💜
This post was written by: Gbemisola Isaacs (@GbemisolaIsaacs), founder of Dear Purple Woman.