Whether your 12, 13, 19, or 21 there will come a day when you will no longer be a “youth” in the sense of the word. Age and death seem far away right now but in reality nobody really knows their time of death. Youth will fail. Young men will grow into old men. It’s a simple fact of life but most teenagers today live like this little statement of truth were not true.
The youth of today, live as their own gods because they believe there will never be an end to their tomorrows. They believe that they will never fail. Christ in His Word tells us contrary to this in Isaiah 40- “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
” Christ has given us this promise in His Scriptures, that if we wait on Him we will not fail. Even young Christian men though, like to show that they are self reliant in everything they do, when they should be relying on the Lord and His strength everyday! Christ should be the one we rely on- not the youngness of our body or the size of our biceps. Few young people understand this profound truth.
“Why should I not delight in my youth, I do have a long life of service to dedicate to the Lord don’t I?” You do not know if you do or not. Some of the most amazing intellectuals, missionaries, and prophets, died young.
One of my most favorite quotes is one from the famous Southern General “Stonewall” Jackson who also died fairly young in battle. He said- “Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.
” The key is to realize that God is in control of your life, even when you are young. So what are you going to do with this truth? Are you going to look at it and keep acting like your in control because your young or are you going to surrender you life to Him? Do so, today!