I welcome you again to this unique platform in Jesus’ name! There is a time called the accepted time. That time is now! God believes in the now. If you must live a life that is acceptable to God, you must explore the power in your now. If you must enjoy the benefits of your tomorrow, your today must be successfully harnessed and utilised.
For instance, King Solomon wasted a better part of his life in recklessness but became sober in his declining days. He said: 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 (Ecclesiastes12:1). Let’s take a look at some benefits of youthfulness.
Benefits of youthfulness
It helps you draw closer to God
The benefits of the single years cut across the three dimensions of your life – spirit, soul and body. It takes an effective harnessing of these three dimensions to enjoy maximally the benefits of the single years.
Hence, your intimacy with God while you are still single is the bedrock of your life, future and the refuge of your destiny. No other relationship can equal or replace the one with God. You know what? Just any human being will fail you, but God cannot! God is too faithful to fail!
It is the most Important Time of your Life
Unusual strength is one of the dominant qualities at this time of life. While single, you have the mentality that you can overcome the whole world because your strength is at its peak. As a result, you become very adventurous and this explains why youths and singles are known for unusual strength.
You have Freedom to Serve the Lord without Distractions
While single, distractions are limited and this enhances your relationship with God and service in the Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 7:32 and 35 says: But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
Furthermore, active engagement in Christian activity groups, fasting, prayer, fellowship, Word study, help ministry, and many others, is one of the benefits of your single years.
I know that by now you understand some of the benefits of youthfulness. But for you to have access to these benefits, you need to be in a good relationship with your Creator. Are you born again? Are you ready to confess your sins and accept Him into your life? If you are ready, please say this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations! You are now born again! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by Pastor Faith Oyedepo are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Single with a Difference and Make Your Life Count