They say, "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."
Meanwhile, frustration, stress, anxiety, fear, unanswered questions and the friends and cousins of all the aforementioned will take you for a ride for frightening than most can imagine.
A detour unnoticed will leave you lost.
A derailment uncorrected will leave you stuck indefinitely.
A point of destruction left unkept will be harder to restore, the longer one waits.
It's amazing at times, the influence that little annoyances and inconveniences carry, as they impact our lives, plans, attitudes, words and actions. Depending on one's level of self-awareness, it may take an outsider or, more often a true friend to shed light on the impact. Even the most self-aware, can miss what has thrown them off, even on their best day.
On their worst day... well, there's a reason they call them "worst days".
Even our broken points, given the time to heal and recover, come back stronger. It truly is an incredible process and an even greater mental exercise to consider.
This is why Satan has always been out to destroy the children... all throughout Scripture. Moses. Josheph. David. Christ. If he can take out kids and youth, teens and young adults... while still in development, still learning, still growing; if he can prevent or destroy the foundation, if he can disrupt the building up of one's faith, by any means necessary, he will do so.
What the enemy of our souls fails to realize or remember, is God is made strong in our weakness. The catch is that we remain close in our relationship and reliance upon Him. That is the caveat to our faith; the key to our survival. We must guard and protect it at all costs.
Thus, pray this #youthPastorWednesday, for young pastors, that are early on, in their ministry to kids and teens. Pray God would strengthen them; to lead by example and model a life of firm faith and great conviction. Pray God would lead, guide and direct their conversations, as they minister; that they would impart knowledge and widsom that would build firm foundations of faith and draw young people into the presence of God and relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. May the plans of the enemy be detoured and derailed; unsuccessful in his attempts to destroy our youth. May God perform the miraculous through the faithful service of pastors who have a passion for kids and teens to truly know God, not just His works and His ways.
Holding fast to the faith we profess
Being made complete in Christ.
Sons and daughters of the Most High God
Strong in the Lord, though broken ourselves.
For His glory and honor, we pray.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.