Youth of the nation

Todays youth is exposed to more than ever before, and instead of seeking the help that our father offers, we tend to seek the worldly things for momentary numbing. More times than not, we are looked down on for our lifestyle, dress, and attitude, and automatically judged by others. The majority of people have a hard time beleiving that you are a christian because your lifestyles vary so much. But always remember that God is the only one to see  your heart and its only His opinion that counts.


You rarely see active church youth because there is a lack of confidence in someone under 20.  The truth is that we know more than we let on and its possible that we could teach others a few things. One of my favorite books of the bible is Jeremiah.

Jer 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Jer 1:7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am
a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Never let your age hold you back..the sooner you start the more people you will help.




Drugs & Alchohol

In my opinion there are three reasons that people resort to alchohol or drugs.

* The ability to fit in and be accepted by others

* To escape from reality because  the problems being faced seem to much to bear sober

* To obtain pleasure

But of course anyone that has an addiction problem or just drinks casually would never admit to any of these. It isnt until you have been delivered that you can look back and see the cause and what you've been brought from. And to be delivered you must know a deliverer.

2Co 1:10
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliverus

It is easier to block out traumatic events, stress, or heartache than to deal with them. But in the end it never goes away and is there when you wake up again. Some continue to try and it results in alchoholism, debt, neurological problems, and death. The only way to get through life after heartache is to let the Father hold you and keep you. When you learn to lean on him everyday will get better.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


Teen Issues

* self esteem
      It is a challenge to have good self esteem in a world where every woman on tv is so beautiful that it seems unattainable. That alone makes you feel less than they are. And where every man has to have the perfect image. In reality it is impossible to acheive these things, and under the makeup and computers these people look just like you and me. Low self esteem can cause

* habitually puts others down, poor eye contact, depression, irritability, negative statements, exaggerated response to disappointments

How do you boost your self esteem?  Always remember that you are always beautiful in Gods eyes. He sees you like you see the celebrity you idle. He thinks you are a wonderful person and will always love you, even when you dont think you deserve it. Some helpful scriptures

Isa 43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Jer 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.