While You're Young And Beautiful

How can a young person stay pure?
By obeying your word.
I have tried hard to find you—
don’t let me wander from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
I praise you, O LORD;
teach me your decrees.
I have recited aloud
all the regulations you have given us.
I have rejoiced in your laws
as much as in riches.
I will study your commandments
and reflect on your ways.
I will delight in your decrees
and not forget your word.
— Psalm 119:9-16


Most people think adulthood begins after marriage and kids. The majority of people, ages 12-35, write sin off as something that’s inevitable. There’s a false reality created in today's younger generation that leaves room for screw ups and things the Bible calls sin. 

This form of thinking is EXACTLY what the devil wants. He wants you to be disillusioned. He want’s you to blame it on your raging hormones. He wants to snuff out your God-given potential. If you came to  the realization that the devil is desperately trying to take you off the course God has planned for your life, you would take your life A LOT more serious. 

The greatest time of testing is in your youth. If you bypass the desires of the flesh and cling to God, your life will be reserved for greatness. The time to live holy is right now. 

Don’t allow a busy schedule to get in the way of your relationship with God. You cannot allow a boy or a girl to take you off the path of purity. If you want to be used mightily by God, if you want to make a huge impact in this world, STOP SINNING. 

The best testimony you can have is living a life that’s pure and holy. Too many people have sold out God’s power and blessing to a night of sex and alcohol. Can you believe that? Missing out on God’s BEST for one night of sin? The devil wants you to think that God will make room for your mistakes and failures. He wants you to believe that God is a God who will bring you back to His original plan for your life regardless of what you’ve done. Don’t be a fool. Look at Samson. Sampson chose the life of sin (especially sex outside of marriage) and rebellion to God’s instruction. Do you think God planned for Samson to go out like he did? Sure, He killed more Philistines at his death than he did his whole life but what he lived to be 120? His life would have been way more effective if he listened to God’s Word. 

There are a lot of people who use Samson as a point of reference for God taking your so called weakness and turning it to a testimony. Yes, God will be merciful if you don’t die in your sin but His plan for your life is totally and utterly void of sin. Don’t be deceived young person, God’s plan is never for you to fall into sin in order for you to have a testimony of His grace (Romans 6:1-2)! 

Romans 6:12-14 says, “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” 

Obey God’s Word. Your life, while you're young, is the determining factor for where you’re heading. Aim high! God can use you if choose to be a pure and holy vessel. It’s crucial for you to understand this. Don’t make room for sin. Stick to the straight path God has designed specifically for you. I promise you won't regret it!