Being a young person today has got to be tough! Probably the only thing that’s even close to being as tough is being someone who works closely with youth. Although it’s truly the most rewarding thing a person could ever do, it’s also often the most difficult. Ask any youth worker, school teacher or coach you can find what’s the toughest part of the job, and this is what you’ll hear, “Watching a young person deny their potential and destroy their life.”
As a Christian, it’s sometimes doubly difficult. Often young people will say they’re Christians, maybe even make professions of faith and then turn their faces against Him and dive back into sin. I love working with young people, and I want them to know the incredible joy I’ve found in Jesus–but If they decide to go their own way, there’s not a whole lot anybody can do. Frankly, I don’t know what hurts more… watching them destroy their lives, or knowing the damage they’ll do to the Kingdom of God as they drive others away with their hypocrisy.
Something to think about as you analyze where your life has been leading you….
“No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of god appeared was to destroy the devils work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.” 1 John 3:6-9
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8