Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.– Ecclesiastes 11 : 9
‘Today’s youth is the hope of tomorrow’s future!’
Youth are the most important and dynamic segment of the population in any country. There are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today, 90 per cent of whom live in developing countries, where they tend to make up a large proportion of the population. But yet, we find many nations’ peace and prosperity crumbling due to grim crisis like poverty, unemployment, political instability and unnecessary riots. What do you think is the reason for this?
The Word of God directs the ways of every individual through it’s profound teachings, in every stage of one’s life. Especially, ‘teenagers and youngsters’ are the most precious beings in HIS sight because they are not just the change-makers instead they are considered to be the transformers of the society and the harbingers of love to the world around.
The words of King Solomon are applicable even today as the youth have failed to realize the true essence of ‘rejoicing’ by the false views like ‘Pleasure is everything’…’Sin!..What is sin?..There is no sin!’..’Live life as you wish!’..If you had been holding onto such opinions, it’s time to take a look at this recipe for ‘EVERLASTING JOY’.
Only 3 ingredients are needed to get this dish ready!..Do you have them today?
“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved. “– Swami Vivekananda ( whose birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day on 12 January every year)
‘Do you smile just because of someone’s attention towards you.. or Do you smile because you are really happy?..God’s word always encourages the youth to rejoice from within. Let your cheerful character shine with God’s love from within you..Don’t try to fake it!..Be real! Every single day, your inner peace of mind that ‘My Creator is my Everything’….’HE holds me in the palm of HIS hands’..should be the reason for your radiating smile dispelling all kinds of anxieties and sadness!
The ways of a youth are full of hardships of maintaining the moral balance between what is good and what is bad. Bewitched by alluring temptations and entrapped by captivating sins of this world.. it is no doubt as to how far youths suffer due to their lack of wisdom. There is still hope for those who lost the way because our God is not just our Way-Maker..HE is also our Guide to direct our stumbling footsteps on the right path to attain joy in life, prosperity in career and peace in all endeavors!
The world looks stunning with the light in your eyes..Your life will be stunning with HIS LIGHT in your heart!..God doesn’t ask us not to see anything that pleases us with our eyes but He wants us to make sure we remember that we are responsible for what we see with our eyes. What we see helps to understand what we need or what matters the most..Therefore, bear in mind that ONE DAY (Day of Judgment), you will be answerable to your Creator and keep rectifying yourselves to rejoice in HIS presence that DAY!