If I give you a white blank card to fill in whatever you desire in life, what would you write in it?
If I grant you an opportunity to make three wishes, what would you wish?
If you can see God, sit on his laps the same way you sit on your dad’s lap, what would you tell him? What questions would you ask him? How much more would you love him?
Yesterday, I watched one of my offline videos on YouTube, titled ‘The Family Next Door – The Blank Card’
The movie is centered around two teenagers who are from different homes and were trained in different ways. One of the character in the movie is Esther, 15 years old, who strongly believes children should honour their parents because it was written in the Bible. The second character is Rita, who believes otherwise, she believes being a Christian is slavery and you don’t have to obey your parents.
Rita believes it is right to have a boyfriend at 15years old, she believes you should follow your urges, since it’s natural anyway. She doesn’t believe in the scripture that says ‘evil communication corrupts good manners’. Rita lies to her parents and doesn’t believe she should be corrected when she does something wrong.
With my description of these two teenagers, I believe you can picture who Rita and Esther is in the movie.
Now, may I ask what kind of teenager you are? The Rita kind of teenager or the Esther kind of teenager?
Both Rita and Esther were from christian homes, they do daily devotions in their homes but one is saved and the other, unsaved.
While watching the movie, I understood that Rita acted like a typical teenager, who just wants her freedom. Who wants to taste everything life gives to her.
The big question is DO YOU HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING THE WORLD SUGGESTS TO YOU?
We are not of the world, we are joint heirs with Christ. Though, we live on earth, we still do not act like we are of the world.
Let’s check what the scripture says about teenagers.
Eccl 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them
We ought to love God not just now but all through our lives.
Even Apostle Paul admonishes us in Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
It pleases God when we obey our parents, we when respect them, when we do that which they ask us to do.
We all have blank cards with us; they are invisible. We make our requests on it, but most times our requests are not directed to God because several things we desire are outside God’s will.
You can’t desire to have a relationship when you are just 16years old. God would not give you a boyfriend at that age.
It doesn’t matter what you have written on your blank card before now, all that matters is if you are ready to do the right thing now with that card
Are you ready to ask God to help you stand firm in him?
Are you ready to ask God to help you be obedient children to your parents?
Are you ready to sit and study the word of God, so you can know what God says about your future?
I will leave you with this, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”
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