Hello Beautiful people….
Hope we all had a good weekend? I certainly did.
I was privileged to visit an orphanage this past week with a group of people, we were welcomed by this wonderful, loving, happy kids just at the gate (it was the best feeling ever). We had some time to play with the kids before the event for the day kicked off. One of the highlights of the day for me was when they were preached to about jesus, how much He loved them and wanted to have an intimate relationship with them. When asked if they wanted to have a relationship with Jesus and wanting him to be their friend almost all of them raised up their hands, this was a very emotional and beautiful moment for me, just seeing the smiles on their faces and the genuineness of wanting to know Jesus at that age was really breath taking. In that moment this scripture came to my mind Ecclesiastes 12:1-5.
Don’t let the excitement of being young cause you to forget about your Creator. Honor him in your youth before the evil years come—when you’ll no longer enjoy living. It will be too late then to try to remember him when the sun and light and moon and stars are dim to your old eyes, and there is no silver lining left among your clouds. For there will come a time when your limbs will tremble with age, your strong legs will become weak, and your teeth will be too few to do their work, and there will be blindness too. Then let your lips be tightly closed while eating when your teeth are gone! And you will waken at dawn with the first note of the birds; but you yourself will be deaf and tuneless, with quavering voice. You will be afraid of heights and of falling—a white-haired, withered old man, dragging himself along: without sexual desire, standing at death’s door, and nearing his everlasting home as the mourners go along the streets.
Ecclesiastes 12:1-5 (TLB)
Youth usually signifies the prime of ones life, it represents vigour, power, ambition, drive, it’s a time when most people want to explore different things, it’s a time when people seek for satisfaction. At this stage (the youth stage) the last thing most people think about is God especially in this day and age where God has been swept under the Rug. What most of us do not realise is the fact that time passes by so quickly and before you know it you start asking yourself one of the most asked question in the world which is where did time go.
Probably you got all that you have ever wanted, the dream job,the dream house, the dream kids e.t.c and you are leaving your best life but the real question is are you truly satisfied? Am sure your answer will be yes what more do I need? At this junction I would want us to play a game, imagine you don’t have that dream job, that dream car, that dream wife, those kids…..while you are imagining let me ask you again are you truly satisfied? am sure at this point your answer has changed.
You see most of us spend almost all of our lives trying to get satisfaction from things. I am not asking you not to have big dreams or set goals for yourself (please dream big it is important) the problem is we forget that the satisfaction this things bring are only temporary they won’t last forever. So many people today unfortunately have committed suicide in their mansions, some are so dependent on hard drugs, some are dependent on sex and so on. All of this dependence come from a place of emptiness. The only thing that brings true satisfaction is God. When you begin your journey with God he teaches you and opens your eyes to see that at the end of the day no matter the amount of wealth you have acquired he is the only one that can fill up voids.
Until our satisfaction comes from God nothing else would do…..
God wants to have an intimate relationship with us so intimate that even when we are stripped off of the pleasures of life, we don’t get moved becomes we just know we are so whole in him.
My earnest prayer is that God will raise up a generation of people be it boy or girl, man or woman, old or young, married or not married ( whatever the status is) to a place of daily need and desire for him. God bless you.
Have an amazing week ahead.