Post by Piper Shephard, a lover of books and a young writer! Tune in next week for an interview with her!
Why should I serve God in My Youth?
This is probably a question many teens have asked themselves during their teen years. They’ve longed to serve God but could not figure out how on earth a teenage girl like themselves could serve God when someone older and probably wiser than they couldn’t.
It’s something some of us struggle with, especially since we sometimes come across many older teens who have had a similar reasoning and didn’t take their desire to learn and serve God seriously. We know it’s our duty to read our Bible and pray every day, but other than that we are lost. We feel too young, unqualified, and completely clueless on how we’re supposed to serve God.
Scripture shows us that we should serve God, but why serve God is a more complex question for us. A very common question a lot of these teenagers ask is why serve God in the first place instead of living and choosing however we want.
Scripture answers this and there are also some benefits of serving God that are worth being mentioned.
- Serving God In Our Youth Will Lead Us In The Right Direction.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
This verse shows that how we are raised, how we behave, and the habits we form in our youth will have a very strong influence on who we will grow to be as adults. It can be either good or bad, depending on how we are living right now. When we serve God while we are young, We are preparing ourselves righteously as mature adults as well.
- We Are Called To Serve God Because He Knows What’s Best For Us.
We should serve God in our youth because He knows what’s best for us. Of course He does! As teenagers, and even in our adulthood, we are gifted to have a way of knowing what is best for our lives. Yes. This is true. We don’t exactly know the possibilities the future holds for us or how each decision we make will impact those possibilities. But God does. Because He made us. He designed us.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
One of these amazing benefits of serving God is that He will reveal His will for us. When we trust our Holy God and follow His will, there is no longer a need to worry. We don’t need to worry about whether we’re making the right decision.
- We Serve God Because God Can Make Even The Bad Things Good.
Why do we serve God?
Our lives as Christians aren’t always going to be easy; especially as teenagers. Serving God in our youth will most likely be the hardest thing in your life when the time comes. But the Lord will always make something good come out of it. When we are focusing on God and serving Him, the troubles of our lives ahead don’t feel that scary or painful. We are able to look to God and glance at things through a different point of view through Him.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
This beautiful post was by Piper Shephard. All the love to her, and her great writing talent!
Start a conversation below! Do you struggle with the reasons why Christians serve God in your life?