Are you young and wondering what you should be concentrating on right now? Then this post is for you. Surely, there is time and season for everything. And if you forget what you are going to do right now, your future will be compromised. So this article tells you what to focus on right now.
I am writing to you, parents, because you have known the one who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, because you have defeated the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father – 1 John 2:13 (NKJV).
Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the hard days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I am not pleased with them” (Ecclesiastes 12: 1 NKJV).
Young people are the pillars of tomorrow and whoever governs them now decides what their tomorrow will be. That is why it is important to catch them for Christ while they are still young. However, the enemy is also chasing them. So, we need to show them the way (Christ) early enough. This will empower them to defeat the evil one when he comes after them.
You have defeated the enemy
According to John (1 John 2:13), the young have overcome the evil one. This means that each young man, to the extent that he depends on Almighty God, has the ability to defeat the enemy. Therefore, now they have to take advantage of this potential and carve out a great future for themselves.
Unfortunately, many of our current youth are not defeating the enemy. Rather they are surrendering to him. And whoever you submit to obey becomes your master, whom you will serve. So many of our young people are servants of the enemy. For example, our youth like worldly activities, including: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, sprees. , and the like.
What young people need to focus on right now
Young people, if they want to fulfill their destiny and be successful, need
1. Know your Creator
This is the first thing they should focus on. This is because when they do; they will know who they are in Christ and their inheritance in Christ. Also, this will establish them in faith. And when the difficult days come, they will not say that they do not take pleasure in the things of God. Rather, they will overcome the wicked one.
2. Clean themselves
This is the right time to prepare for future success. And one of the things you must do is purify yourself from all iniquities, which will prepare you for the master’s use. So for God to help you fulfill your destiny, you need to clear your paths and get in shape. And the young man can clean his ways if he heeds the word of God.
3. Have access to the secrets of God.
Success in life depends on trade secrets. And God, who is the creator of the universe, reveals its secrets to his children. Also, these secrets are easier to access when you are young, as the responsibilities are not many at the moment. And these secrets help you avoid failures that you can avoid. And seeking God in fasting and prayers for his secrets will give you access to God’s secrets.
King David was a man who focused on knowing his Creator and His secrets, and also made sure to clean his ways. Furthermore, it was prepared and made fit for the use of the master in his youth. And God ordained him king when he was young. Although his older brothers were there, God chose him. This was because he paid more attention to what contributes to success in life, which is God.
This young Daniel had the opportunity to indulge in enjoyment at the expense of his work with God. But he and his friends chose to focus on what’s important: obeying their God. And in the end, God honored him and his friends. And they were ten times better than the others who indulged in wicked enjoyment. And this success was in all areas where they were tested.
In fact, there is a time and a season for everything in life. And what the young do in their youthful age determines what they will reap in their old age. So it is important that young people maximize this time for their spiritual work with God. And in the process, prepare yourself for success in life.