I want to talk to my Christian Young people
What have you done with your life?
I know what your gonna say well my life hasn't begun So I don't have much to show for it at the moment. You know what that is? It's a pitiful and totally inappropriate excuse for your unfruitful tenure on earth. Being young is not an excuse for unmotivated, lazy , narrow minded, lackadaisical, immature, unethical, indifferent, ambivalent beings. Your probably saying well.. I graduated from high school or I got my GED and got accepted into a University or I graduated with my Degree going on to that job... that's great BUT what about the rest. What about service? What are you doing to make the depressed smile? What are you doing to impact your community? what are you doing for your church? What are you doing for God? being a Christian young person isn't just about spiritual growth but personal growth as well. Too much of us are intimidated by our youth, which is actually one of the sharpest must effective tool in our belts. If only you could only understand how powerful beyond belief you are, if only you understood the earthshakingly amazing and powerful things you can accomplish. The bible makes many references to the desire to use young people to do great things my favourite is in Jeremiah 1:7-9 where God calls Jeremiah to but Jeremiah is afraid and he tells God that he cant be used because of his youth.. this is the response he got... "Do not say, 'I am only a youth' 'You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."
Now when I look at this texts and other references here and there (such as Ecclesiastes 12:1)it confirms in my mind without a shadow of doubt that God wants to use the youth of the church to do great things ... no not only in the church the older folk kinda got that, but in the wider Community as well.
We should be the salt of the earth the beacon of light in the darkness. We should hate and detest mediocrity. It's no enough just to go through life like everybody else your a follower of Christ more is expected of you. Jesus didn't die on a cross so that I can live a life of unfulfilled dreams, irrelevance and mediocrity. I don't know about you but I never want Jesus to look at me.... and see wasted drops of blood. Its not enough to love Jesus go to church sing and shout then spend the rest of your time tweeting about nonsense, looking at memes on face book, gossipping about peoples relationships, or who's weave looks like 'all my life I had to fight' (lol). When I look to my left, I see too many young people too caught up in the nonsensical things, amused with the things of this world. Let me break that word down for you Amusement... 'an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention' your attention is being diverted from Christ and you don't even know it. Then I see another set of us when I look to my right. I see too many of us young people who are content with getting a good education, sitting down in church getting Fat on the word. Christianity is a call to service and no... service isn't such a bad word. As essential as these thing are.. service doesn't only involve volunteering at soup kitchen or building churches in Africa, you can serve by doing what you Love. Yes, those things called talents that you do naturally and you ENJOY doing, Jesus is calling you to serve him with those. God needs young people who will think outside of the box, think outside of what has always been done, and do the extraordinary for him. I marvel at the fact that when people do things for Satan they go all out, do their best they use the biggest the brightest and the best, go hard or go home yet when it comes to Christ..... you feel me. If you know this post is for you. It's time to get up. Stand up. The time for spectating has come and gone. Join the movement.
Below I've highlight some young people I know who are using their God given talents to impact the community and to bring the word of our amazing God to the world.
Song writer, Singer, Past Student of Oakwood university, member of the
Has an amazing song out... "Hold me Close' check him on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSWaCZQ6AUc
|Daryl Anderson |
An amazing producer. Student of Oakwood University Here's some of his work.
- One Nation A Time : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRzWuymdrZE
A group of Christian (Adventist) ladies. Who won Oakwoods making the group reality show.All students os Oakwood university. Here's a vid of their work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz08QbdKTj0
An excellent preacher and mighty man of God. Recent Graduate of Oakwood University Check it out :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aBM40EfpL0
Adiel and Ministry
|A group out of Nothern Caribbean University headed by Adeil Thomas |
a powerful songwriter, producer and singer.
Check out their work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6QZkAgHn6Q
Daran E. A. Clarke
Founder of a the iServe youth group movement for the Cayman Islands Conference,
Evangelist, singer all together a mighty man of God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tENsZql1ZA
A gifted young man a spoken word Beast! an Adventist Young man living Christ. Student at oakwood University His poetry is so ... I can't even describe it listen for yourself! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5yXc1UPiL8
A group of Christian young men who won NBC's hit singing competition ''The sing Off'. Amazing Vocals and musical arrangements. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS3jn9MtNrc&feature=related
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Ps. Know of any outstanding young person in your community. Hit me up : firstname.lastname@example.org