Christian Youth speakers inspire Christian Youth to Live for God. In today's world, it can be downright uncomfortable and inconvenient to be a Christian. Everywhere you turn, it seems the world is out to mock Christian beliefs or at least cast an incredulous eye on it. There seems to be a seeming discomfort with religion, and it shows in many people's attitudes-their faith is something they put on every Sunday and take off after church. Much like a sweater. God is compartmentalized, rationalized, and even apologized for. Sadly, the people who bear the worst of this
are Christian youth. If you are struggling with your burden to speak up and speak out for Christ, take the following five keys in mind. They will help you inspire and motivate other young Christians to live for God.
God has a plan for you
It may be hard to believe sometimes considering how random life can often be but God has a plan for you. As He said through Jeremiah, he has great plans for you. You only need to believe and let your life reflect this belief. When you live life with a purpose, you are more energized. You can rely on the story of Gideon whom God picked out to lead his people. Gideon had no self-confidence and was doubtful but God chose him anyway. God doesn't always call the equipped, but He always equips those He calls. Listen to God's call and you can rest assured He will provide for you.
You can rely on God's love
One of the toughest challenges of being a teenager or young adult is the lingering feeling that you are alone and no one truly understands you. It is like being stuck at the bottom of a dark pit with nothing to keep you company except a solitary light through the top of the pit. This is the story of Joseph. His brothers kept him in a pit and sold him as a slave. Yet God loved him and had the best in mind for him. As a result, regardless of where Joseph ended up-either as a house slave or in a prison, God's grace never left him and he became head steward and the head of the prison, respectively. This is how powerful claiming God's grace is. His love envelopes you. You can never feel lonely or alienated when you believe God loves you. Learn from Joseph's story and let God's love lead you.
You are special to God
The psalmist wrote that God wove him in his mother's womb. God knows all about you. You are not an inconsequential detail or a mere accident of natural selection as evolutionists would like you to believe. Your very existence has a purpose because you play a role in God's plans. You are special to Him. Special enough for Him to take human form and die on the cross so just you have a means to be reconciled with Him. That's how special and priceless you are. Considering this fact, you should never feel like another face in the crowd. You are special.
You are a work in progress
God continues to work on you and through you. Just like the potter in the potter's house in Scriptures, God doesn't throw you away if you make a mistake. He continuously works on you and transforms your heart. You only need to fully submit to him for him to completely rework you. Still, regardless of your flesh's resistance, he continues to work on you. Patiently, methodically, lovingly, God continues his work. Don't ever feel inadequate, worthless, or flawed. You are a work in progress.
God sent you a Comforter
Before He ascended to Heaven, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come and be our comforter. The Holy Spirt's presence means that God made provisions for us and His power remains in our lives. Indeed, there is no greater evidence of the presence of the Spirit than the fruit of the Spirit. Where we used to be angry, quarrelsome, greedy, impatient, lustful, addicted, the Spirit transforms our lives and we are able to become joyful, loving, patient, kind, gentle, and we are able to exercise self-control. We can take comfort in the presence of the Holy Spirit because the transformation the Spirit gives.
Speak the 5 key truths above to young Christians and inspire them to live for God. Let your personal testimony and life be a welcome beacon in a seemingly endless sea of darkness. With every young Christian you inspire as a Christian youth speaker, another light is lit. Eventually, the darkness will give way to God's light.
Christian Youth - Be Inspired to Live for God ™ !
Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction, Help Me Find God, Christian Women: Blessed Wherever You God, and Faith: Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.
Youth Ministries: Inspiring Christian Youth to Live for God
Youth ministries are among the most important ministries in the world because you have the opportunity to shape young lives every day. Using the right resources and the best approaches, you can inspire Christian youth to live for God in unique and valuable ways.
“Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation”
( Psalm 25:5)
You’re teaching kid’s and young people that they’re unique expressions of God who can change the world. Every day, children and young people need to be challenged to create something new and exciting by birthing ideas, designing, writing and composing.
When you challenge youth to rise to their fullest potential, you’re bringing out the best in them. You’re encouraging the full expression of God in this world.
Christian youth are no different from other youth in today's world. Take away the 'Christian' label and the same fundamental challenges are present. In today's fast-paced, ever-changing world, old identities, old assumptions, and, it seems, even reality itself is constantly being redefined. Moral relativism has made society's moral compass point squarely to one's self. Gone are the days of moral and philosophical clarity when people can unflinchingly stand by Truth. Nowadays, truth is phrased within quotation marks. 'Truth' varies. 'Truth' depends on who is doing the looking and what is being looked at. And society, especially the youth, including Christian youth, are all the worse because of this postmodernist barrage on what constitutes the bedrock of our identity and our lives. As a result, there is a creeping sense that many Christian youth no longer live for God but they live to be perceived as godly or righteous. Worse, some view Christianity as a compartmentalized 'part' of themselves-something they can take off or put on at certain times of the week. As we all know, whenever focus is taken off Jesus, we veer off onto the wrong track. Here are the two key elements in inspiring Christian youth to live for God and make Jesus the only center of their lives.
Back to Basics: Rediscovering a Love for Jesus
Jesus died for you when we all still hated Him. He suffered the pain of risking eternal separation from The Father because of sin, even before we were born. Sadly, many Christian youth don't understand the gravity of this truth. They need to be reminded how important Christ's atoning sacrifice is because all man's self-proclaimed righteousness and ability to do good and be good are nothing but dirty rags compared to the righteousness only Christ can bring. The youth should be reminded that God's grace is why they are even able to take another breath and why they were able to get back up after a fall. Only by seeing the enormity of Christ's sacrifice and the unmatched power of His death on our behalf can a young person begin to rediscover his or her love for Jesus. Let's face it, most youth 'learn to love' Jesus because of their parents. Unfortunately, this isn't enough. A relationship with Christ is not like kid's clothing-they can't be handed down. This relationship must be discovered by the believer on his or her own based on actual experience. As the mentor or parent of a young Christian, you can foster an experience-based rediscovery of Christ's love by reminding the young persons in your care about Christ's sacrifice and helping them connect that with their daily experiences. If they are able to do this, Jesus stops becoming a distant theory but an ever present ever loving Savior in their midst at every second.
Obedience to the Holy Spirit brings Humility
Once a person rediscovers their love for Jesus, humiliation must come. Most people consider humiliation as something negative and painful. The truth is that it is only painful because of the false pride our egos put up. The pain and sting of humiliation-of being humbled and having all your defenses stripped-is the birth pain of the true Christian. Once the heart's walls crash down, God can give us new hearts. Hearts made of flesh instead of stone. Only after the pain of humiliation subsides, can we feel the joy of humbly walking with Christ. It is humbling to be a Christian because at all times we are reminded that life isn't about us-it is all about Jesus Christ. To many youth, this stage of Christ-centered daily living is too much. Why? It requires obedience. It requires change. God doesn't want us to drag Him down to our level but for us to pull on His hand so we can come up to His level. Change, after all, is a scary thing for many people. Still, we need to change for us to truly walk with Him.
Christ's Character and a Sense of Control
Christian youth can be guided to rediscover Jesus' love and its immense power. Once they grasp the profound meaning of a relationship with Christ can they gather the strength to go to the next stage-a personal redefinition brought on by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Armed with a new heart, they can then witness and take part in Christ's Great Commission. They can then share their bright light with all the world instead of keeping it hidden all to themselves for their own private enjoyment not unlike the bright lights of a video game on a smartphone in the middle of the night.
Every Christian youth is designed to be an expression of God . Be encouraged and continue to make a difference in the lives of the youth in your ministry so they can grow every day and be an expression of God. God sees your incredible value in the Youth Ministry.
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Be Inspired to Live for God ™ !
Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction, Help Me Find God, Christian Women: Blessed Wherever You God, and Faith: Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for FREE 7 Day e-Course titled, Christian Living.