The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
As a young adult, our Christian walk is just warming up. There’s always a thug-of-war between following our desires and God’s desires and if we are not knowledgeable of the Word, attentive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and declaring and living out God’s word constantly in our lives, we’ll surely take the wrong turn and hit a wall.
Here are some common dilemmas we all face as young adults and some very encouraging verses to practice saying and doing:
Flight or Family?
We want to minister to our family yet we leave for work, to be able to support their needs and for career advancement.
Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you
Psalms 34:10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
Discern the things that will really please God.
Current Job Vs. New Job
We prayed for a job yet when our colleagues are against us, or we don’t like the system or people we’re working with and when we lose passion to work, we want to get out and get a new one.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.
Colossians 3:22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
Ephesians 6:5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,
Sticking to the pros and cons places us in a logical state of decision making and following our hearts are unstable foundations for our future. Our decisions should be based on God’s Word.
Pleasure or Commitment?
We put the best foot forward for the idea or person we want the most, but when challenges strike and circumstances change, we’re clueless because we have not consulted God, we give up too easily, we lose heart to keep it running.
2 Timothy 2:22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
Blessing Vs. Cursing
God has blessed us with power over sin and dominion over all creation and abundance of every good thing. We misuse and abuse them when we are filled with the sin of greed, laziness and disobedience.
Blessings are a gift and at the same time a responsibility. Blessings are meant to be channeled to those in need in order for God’s name to be glorified.Remember, blessing others doesn’t only mean blessing them with material things, but blessing them with your life. A life of purity is the best tool to bless others with.