WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN YOUTH
For an individual to be tagged a “Christian”, that fellow must exhibit some Christlike virtues worthy of emulation which should also draw others closer to Christ. Youths, on their part, are the nucleus of the society, and the longevity of a nation dwells tremendously on their actions and inactions. Now, let’s briefly imagine a nation made up of impertinent youth; the fate of that nation will most likely be disastrous because those that are supposed to to be the “leaders of tomorrow” are indifferent about the future.
A nation can only be fruitful if the youths are Christlike. Now the question is: can an individual be Christlike and still live a questionable life? No way! It is expected of every Christian youth to strongly avoid the negative passions of youth and strive for righteousness, faith, love, and peace. And above all, be clothed with humility.
We have been given the command to go preach the word. And as a youth, the strength and power to fulfil this command have been instilled in us by the Holy Spirit. Now the truth is that we cannot preach the word and practise a different lifestyle. I believe that the best way to preach the word is by practising it. How can we practise this word? By living the life you preach. You cannot be a Christian youth and dress in a way that depicts immorality. You cannot be a Christian youth and at the same time a societal terror. You cannot be a Christian youth and be involved in robbery, kidnapping, ritual killings and prostitution because by so doing, you make the society question your lifestyle.
The popular saying that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow shows the salient role of the youths in the society. It is expected of Christian youths to engage in politics because when the righteous rule, the people rejoice. The youths should not neglect the leadership of the nation and active participation during elections. It is their civic right and they ought to be at the forefront of the nation’s political affairs if they want to make a difference.
Most of the mishaps in society today are caused by youth. The fact that the unemployment situation of the country is pathetic and heartbreaking should not be a yardstick for the youth to engage in terrorism and other forms of violence. Rather, it is the duty of every Christian youth out there to preach peace and be of good conduct.
A Christian youth is expected to be visionarily inclined and innovative. They ought to aspire towards the growth and development of the nation by being creative and resourceful. Christian youths are expected to strive towards making a meaningful impact in the society.
Every Christian youth should be the peace of the nation and strive towards perfection by embracing the right principles and ideologies. They should also obey the laws of the land as this will affect a significant change in society.
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