What does it mean I’M A CHRISTIAN.?A Teen Christian?
It means temptations and weaknesses in your spiritual life becuase as youth we are not use to the ways of being a christian. It’s harder to say no to peer pressure, family, friends, society and even boyfriend or girlfriend. As youth as it says in Proverbs 20:29″ The glory of the young is their strength and the splendor of old men is their gray head.” You can interpret that verse in different ways. The youth are strong because we push foward but we don’t have the wisdom of the old to continue fighting the battle.Youth in general we get distracted by the things of the world; it could be music( seculiar) , fashion, games, tv series, books and stuff that is not pleasing to the Lord.It hard to be different in a world that tells you to be the opposite but, if you really want to follow and walk the Lord path you got to decide what to let go. It might be materialistic things, people even or even yourself because, at the end you got to put yourself in God’s hands; we’re nothing or anything without him. Try to change your life in a way that will please God.
What do you think pleases the Lord more is it sacrifice or obedience.?
Sacrifice it will cost you something when you do it, it could be 1 hour of free time to read, play a game, watch a show that you missed or obedience you knew you had to pray for a certain amount of time maybe, because the Lord told you or because your youth leader told you and even though you were watching or about to watch, or you might have been playing you decided to obey the word of God and instead pray the amount that you needed. Those types of things make you a strong youth christian and a christian all together. Because at the end you knew that you needed to become stronger in the spiritual world to be able to fight off temptations and stuff that will come your way. It’s not an easy road to walk and follow but if you are steadfast in the rock which is our God; you won’t have any trial or test that might come your way and not passed..
There are ways to fight temptations and weakness here is a list;
- pray at least 30 minutes and 2 x week if you are in school or work ; pray in your head or when you have a break go into the break room or bathroom and pray there. This will help you be more center in the day and you will see you will breathe a little bit easier during the day.
- fast 2x a week or more if you can. When we fast we are training our selves to say to out flesh no because we are more spiritually stronger.
- try to read the bible as often as you can because the Lord might give you word at that instant and the word of the Lord is bread that you need to eat often.
p.s. in the picture above it shows the kittens going in to pray and coming out as lions because prayer makes us stronger in everything just read Matthew 6:6.