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Preparing teens for the future - part 1

Preparing for the future - part 1

One of the most common questions during teen years is about our goal in life. What is it you want to do or be when you finish high-school or college?

The question although relevant, do not have to create an urgency in you to decide right now.

If you are undecided, I believe being undecided is not a badge of shame, but a badge of opportunity. Opportunity to know what the God of the universe and your creator has in store for you.

Over a series of 3 posts, I am going to cover 3 basic steps on preparing for your future.

Step 1: Waiting on the Lord

Don't be in a hurry to select a vocation. Give careful consideration to the choices you make and wait on the Lord.

(Psalm 27:14 NLT) says, "Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord."

We are made by God for a definite purpose. You are not an accident or an extra.

Your interests may be different from the people around you.

Whatever be your interest and skills, God has something worthwhile planned just for you.

Trust and know that He has begun the process of preparing you for it.

"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ"

(Colossians 3:23,24 NLT)

Have you asked God lately - what He has planned for you?

May be you could begin by asking, "God, show me what you see, help me hear you. Would you give me the courage to go where you want me to go?"

While preparing for the future - we should consider choosing a career or a path that will influence others to know Christ.

Saul (his Jewish name) was a highly educated Jew. He worked as a prosecutor persecuting Christians. On one of his official trip to Damascus a bright light from heaven blinded him. He had an encounter with God right in that place. Saul asked a question "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" (Acts 9:6 KJV)

God gave clear direction to Saul on his next steps. Saul's career and purpose shifted and he became a Christian apostle. God will guide you too.

(Psalm 37:4-5 NLT)

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you."

God directs us through principles found in the Bible; through people in our lives, such as parents, pastors, Bible teachers, through daily circumstances, through personal likes and abilities and through the guidance of His Holy Spirit.

God gives us the peace that surpasses all understanding concerning the next step He wants us to take.

So while you wait, you can be a 'waiter' for God to direct.

Click on the below link to read about the next step

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved

Scripture quotations marked (KJV) are taken fromThe Holy Bible, King James Version. Cambridge Edition: 1769; King James Bible Online, 2023.

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