One of the most relevant stages in life is the youth, during this stage, those who are young people who do not have firm and clear principles and values begin to lose themselves in the world of drugs, surround themselves with bad people or are easily hurt by other people, are seduced by fornication fostering doubts about the marriageThey are filled with unfounded insecurities due to vanity, among other things.
There is no doubt that youth should be enjoyed in a healthy way and you should make the most of it, because it passes quickly. You make the most of your time if you invest it in something that is really worthwhile, in things that help you grow spiritually. The Bible contains different verses that will help you as a young person and will be of great teaching to you. Among them:
Flee from evil passions and follow the Lord with a clean heart.
"Flee from the evil passions of youth, and strive to follow righteousness, faith, love and peace, together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart" (2 Timothy 2:22).
Yielding to earthly passions hurts you and in the face of so many temptations of sin in the worldThis verse teaches a clear and forceful way to get rid of them, and it is nothing more than to FLING! Whose meaning is to get away from something. To flee without being oriented is complicated. This verse indicates that in addition to fleeing, one must go after something extraordinary, such as Christ, with his righteousness, faith, love and peace. This implies seeking to know Christ, to have a good personal relationship with Him. It is also necessary to have spiritual companions, that is to say, friends with whom you can pray, read the Biblein a few words, who seek to experience day by day the love of GodIn company, the road becomes easier.
Leads a life of integrity
"How can the young man lead a life of integrity? By living according to your word. I seek you with my whole heart; do not let me stray from your commandments" (Psalm 119:9-10).
Generally speaking, this psalm 119 Magnifies the Word of Godmakes it the center of all living. In these verses is found the key to have a righteous life, within the ways of God, which sounds very simple and is precisely the "Keep his Word", a phrase known but little practiced by believers and that implies more than going to church and praying every day. To live under the Word of God it is necessary to seek Him, with all the strength of the soul and thus get to know Him in order to put it into practice. To close, the psalmist makes an important request to God that revolves around his laws.
Clothe yourselves with humility
Likewise, young people, submit yourselves to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility in your dealings with one another, for God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5).
The Word of God merits certain attitudes that young believers should take into consideration. For example, those young people whose parents perform acts of piety and are good, should accept and recognize their experience in all aspects of life. It also emphasizes humility in dealing with other people, that they should be submissive. And at the end, a warning is expressed, people who keep pride and pride in their heart will not enjoy the God's grace. For they will only do so if they approach Him in humility.
Come and follow me
I have fulfilled all these," said the young man, "what more do I lack? -If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me. (Matthew 19:20-21)
To obtain freedom insideIn this verse, that freedom that allows you to be a follower of Christ, it is necessary that you get rid of all attachments. In this verse Jesus asks the young man to make the hard decision to abandon his material goods, because possessing so many riches leads him to a comfortable life, which left the young man very sad and is a sign of his attachment to the material. Now, these riches can be represented in friendships, success, the deepest longings, all these things and more can make you get closer or move away from God and your inner self. Anything in your life that takes first place before Christ can be an obstacle to reaching full freedom in Him. Through the prayer and sacrifice, the relationship with God and neighbor is purified.
Remember of your creator
"Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years come, of which thou shalt say, I have no delight in them" (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
Enjoying youth is often exciting. But if we are not careful, this emotion can become an impediment to approaching God. For when this happens the attention is placed on the pleasures of the flesh, on vain things and not on spiritual values. Leading your life outside the presence of God makes you become a hopeless, lonely and bitter person, it ages you. On the other hand, if you lead a life where God is the center of your existence, you will feel that everything is going well, that you need nothing more than God. Therefore, do not misuse your abilities, but put them at the service of God. Take advantage of the now and seek God.
Be a good example
"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12).
For living the Gospel and serving to the Church, youth should not be an obstacle. Since many young people have proclaimed to have great and enriching spiritual experiences. Paul when writing this letter to Timothy knew that some people in the church would not trust his preaching because of his young age, which leads to motivate him to be an example of the faithful believers, leading a sensible behavior. With this, people would realize that the importance lies in spiritual growth and how it unfolds and not in physical age. This sensible behavior involves six aspects of life Christian in which one must be an example in "word, conduct, love, spirit, faith and purity".
God will judge you for your actions
"Rejoice, young man, in your youth; let your heart enjoy adolescence. Follow the promptings of your heart and respond to the stimulus of your eyes, but be aware that God will judge you for all this. Put away anger from your heart, and cast out wickedness from your being, for to trust in youth and in the prime of life is folly." (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10)
The Bible states that the body should glorify God and furthermore that everything you do, even what you eat and drink should be for his honor and glory. Keep in mind that life in this earthly world is short, it lasts only a short time. And if you dedicate your youth to live according to the world, what will be left for you to give to God, you will give him what little you have left, you will give him your old age. It is better to take advantage of your youth to dedicate it to God, dedicate all the strength of your youth, your mind, your body, the best of yourself.
Honor your father and mother
Honoring father and mother is sometimes complicated, since the pride of the internal "I" makes it difficult. As young people, it is often thought that they are old, that they have no idea of the things they do, that they do not understand today's society. But precisely because they are old, they have experience and wisdom. Parents in the home represent authority, so children should be subject to it. Both (Father and Mother) should be honored, never one and not the other. By fulfilling this commandment you will be able to see God's promise come true, which is, to be able to reach old age, in other words, to have a long earthly life.
Learn to wear the yoke
"It is good for a man to learn to bear the yoke from his youth" (Lamentations 3:27).
For believers, both young and old, it is inevitable and even a little unpleasant the adversities that may arise. One must be tolerant and know how to endure the trials, since it is these that prepare you to face the challenges of adulthood. Keep in mind, too, that in length In the long run, you will have fewer worries if you are able to face the tests of faith as they should be faced.
"Flee from fornication. Every other sin that a man committeth is without the body: but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body" (1 Corinthians 6:18).
No person can serve Christ and at the same time live under sexual immorality. Currently these immoralities are acceptable to society, while for God it is not and will not be at any time. Since our body is a temple, where the Divine Spirit dwells, and by committing these acts of impurity we attack Him directly.
"...for it is written, 'Be ye holy, for I am holy'" (1 Peter 1:16).
God is an integral being, full of goodness, nothing and no one equals him. He is totally perfect, and as long as human beings live on earth it will be difficult to equal him. The human being is called to holiness, because God created man in his image and likeness, therefore it is possible to reach spiritual maturity, that is, it is possible to reach full growth.
Those who hope in God will have new strength
"He giveth power to him that is weary, and increaseth strength to him that hath no strength. The young men grow weary and faint, the youths faint and fall; but those who hope in God will have new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:29-31).
If you want to walk hand in hand with God, you must sacrifice. But this sacrifice He will make worthwhile for He will give you strength, no matter what the circumstance. These verses reveal how comforting God the Creator is, that it is He who sustains and saves us.
"Let us live decently, as in the daylight, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissensions and envy" (Romans 13:13).
In short, he acts decently, honorably, as if it were broad daylight. These practices narrated here show what serves as a refuge from the shadows of the night. Live your life in such a way that you motivate and inspire others to do better every day, live a life that teaches and demonstrates that by following Christ, by knowing, accepting and loving Him, you are complete.
Not everything suits you
"All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify" (1 Corinthians 10:23).
To act with freedom in ChristIt is necessary to distinguish if it is really convenient to practice it and if it will help to edify or if it will be a stumbling block in the faith, both for you and for others. If it is something that stains the conscience and therefore the faith, then it is an action that does not edify and clearly is not convenient to perform.
Seek the good
"Recompense to no man evil for evil; work that which is good in the sight of all men" (Romans 12:17).
As a believer you should be open to receiving evil from the world. But it does not mean that you should respond in kind. For it is far more important and credible for you to act honestly with others than to advertise what you believe.
Instruct the child well on his or her way
"Instructs the child He will not depart from it even when he is old" (Proverbs 22:6).
Being parents is an extraordinary task and a responsibility. According to the formation that the children receive, the course of their earthly and spiritual life will depend on it. Parents without the wise, merciful and loving help that comes from God could not exercise a good role.