Another week has flown by! We hope that you pondered the Teen Talk Tuesday last week and meditated on the scriptures, so that you don’t go away thinking that God does not hear you. Read it again ….
Along with whether God hears you when you pray, in the Book of James, he says that:
“If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. He will not resent you asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6
Believe God! Trust God! Don’t let your mind be unsettled. Wisdom is practical discernment. It begins with respect for God, leads to right living, and results in increased ability to tell right from wrong.
God wants to give us this wisdom, but it will not be ours if our goals are for self instead of for God. To learn God’s will, we need to read His Word and ask Him to show us ow to obey it. Then, we must do what He tells us.
Many teens today have quick retorts, quick sayings, talking back. You’ve probably heard your parents or grandparents say “In my day, if I did that, I would get whooped hard!” Have you heard that?
When we talk too much and listen too little, it tells others that we think what we have to say, our ideas or our stories, are more important than anyone else’s. That is pride, it is also low self-esteem. Do you value others’ input, others’ ideas?
What about in your home with your parents and siblings. How well do you communicate with them? Are you:
- Have outbursts
- Unwilling to be a help to your parents
I could go on. But, these types of behaviors are not