Category Archives: Teens

Good News

As a teen, one of the saddest things you could hear is bad news that you and your mother have been left alone and no money is left on the table and the bank account has just enough money to keep it open. The first response is fear along with sadness and then anger. Who do you turn to in times of turmoil and grief? Having never been in this situation as described I find it a little ignorant of me to say I know how you feel. I do not. You may wonder than why write about this subject? Great question. What I know is having good relationships in your life bodes well. Especially, from someone who loves you.

The person who loves you is looking out for your best interest. They desire to see you prosper. Often times what looks like a great idea in the midst of stress and turmoil is not. The one who loves you and is typically older than you understands life’s tragedies. They may be used as compasses to guide you. Listen…Youth is a blessing and tragedy can either make or break you.

You choose the former or latter. You choose to accept someone’s love for you and their wisdom gained through experience or you may choose to retreat in fear, blame or resentment. Do not do it.

God always leaves a remnant. Someone that is left behind to give a powerful testimony of what God can do in the midst of dire circumstances. He makes it possible for you to live well and be well for eternity. You must choose Jesus for all of life’s wisdom. I can tell you from experience he has never failed me yet.

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“YOU GOT THIS”

There has  never been a day when the power of God has known limits. There is power in the name of Jesus. This power caused Christ to rise from the dead on the third day. He is our creator and he is our sustainer. He is the King of kings and Lord of all Lords. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and manifest himself throughout time as one who keeps us.

I have tasted of the mercies of the Lord and his mercy has endured forever. His faithfulness has astounded me, even when I have sinned. He has forgiven me and I am ever grateful. I love the Lord who has sustained, rearranged, changed, and continues to renew me. The Bible records his awesomeness. I record his awesomeness and with this I can say, “You Got This.”

Christmas is nearing and this day is recorded as one of the sadness in the year. It has also been recorded that the United States is one of the saddest countries in the world. North Korea has been mentioned as one of the happiest countries in the world. I do not know whether the statements are true, but what I do know is “You Got This,” whether you live in saddness or not.

“You Got This,” because if you are in Christ and Christ is in you, Romans 8:37 records that you are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Your circumstances as mentioned in my earlier blog is within the creative power of God. He rules the year, month, day, and hour. He hears the cry of your heart and sees the faithfulness of your walk. He is not slack concerning his promises. Be patient. “You Got This.”

THINGS I DID NOT HEAR IN SCHOOL

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I wished I heard that the things you desire now will change, so consider you’re choices carefully. I wished I heard that money is fleeting and you should save a little money every time you make some. I wished I heard that interest will destroy your net worth and it is important to pay for things in cash. I wished I heard that behind every business is an individual and they should be treated as such and make sure what I am borrowing I am able to pay this individual back. I wish I heard that your house mortgage expenses only rise, no matter the fixed rate, as taxes change. I wish I heard that giving some earned income to charity is important. I wished I heard that dating multiple partners in school is nonproductive. I wished I heard that girls are the weaker vessel and should be treated like princesses. I wished I heard that my negative actions affect others in ways I may never know. I wished I heard that each individual is gifted in certain areas for a particular purpose. Although, I may have not received what I believe I should have in school, at home I received some valuable things.

I am glad I heard that I was created in the image of God. I am glad I heard that the Bible contains all the wisdom I need to live a life pleasing to my creator. I am glad I heard that God created me for himself. I am glad to have learned that my worth is in Jesus and no matter my opposition he still loves me. I am glad to have made a friend in high places. I am glad to receive the grace of God. I am glad to have been told that when I am afraid, I may trust in him.

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