Friday, October 5, 2012

Today's Young People:

Can't Change the World or Too Afraid to Try?   

On this earth today, particularly in these United States of America, you hear a lot more about "changing the world" than ever before. Whether we want to admit it or not, everyone knows that our planet is deteriorating, and for those that don't know about God's plan for us in heaven, this can be a scary thought. Throw global warming, the belief that there is no life after death, and all the confusing false religions out there into the mix, and many people fear for their lives on a regular basis. I believe that these people have every right to be afraid -- they should be if they no hope in Christ.

   We may be unsure about the status of our world right now, but those of us who have faith in the Lord know exactly where it's headed. In fact, His book explains all of it for us with definite clarity. But what about the unbelievers? How are they supposed to know that our earth isn't ever going to spontaneously blow up? They certainly don't look to a Heavenly Father to let them know that everything's going to be all right and everything is in His good plan. They face an eternity away from grace, love, peace, joy -- most of all, away from Christ. As followers of Jesus, we have a great responsibility to help save these souls from such a fate.

  Which brings me to the main point of this post: with the social and technological advantages available to today's youth, we have the power to spread the gospel to all the earth, but many of us are afraid to do so. I've noticed that different people have different reasons for being afraid to share the gospel -- shyness, trying to "fit in," and not being fully comfortable with their own eternal destiny. If we conquer these fears, we could make the world a much better place and have an even better relationship with God. I know I'm making it sound a lot easier than it really is, but if you ask God to help you conquer your fears so you can further His Kingdom, I'm sure that, being the omnipotent Father that He is, He'll be more than happy to lend you a hand. A lot of people think that we're too young to make a difference, but really there isn't much stopping us. If we're ready and willing to serve God, we can do anything if we gain determination. I mean, look whose side we're on! If God can raise His Son from the dead, then surely there's no stopping Him from giving us the strength and assurance we need to get the job done. Just remember that the outcome has already been decided. The only thing left to do is to tell as many people as we can how to be saved.

  So remember, we may be young, but our generation has been given an incredible time to live. I believe that if we set our hands to the plow, we can impact this world in a way that it has never been impacted before. And remember, this is a team effort, so share this post with as many people as you can. Then get together with some friends, read passages from God's Word, and use the passion and drive the Spirit gives to share the gospel with many people. But most of all, keep in mind that while we're not perfect, we can change the world!!! 


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