HOW A YOUNG MAN MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING GREAT IN LIFE BECAUSE HE WASN’T WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE.
NOBODY ENDS IN LIFE WHERE THEY ENDED BY ACCIDENT.
- Dr. Paul Enenche at the Youth Conference tagged ‘ The Ignite Conference’ with the theme ‘ The Days of Youth’
( Day 4, Evening Session) – 5th August, 2021.
With You Lord I can be naked and not ashamed, with You Lord I can be open and have no fear. For I have found in You a Friend that I can trust. That is why, You remain my Great Physician.
IN THE DAYS OF YOUTH- KNOWING GOD AND HIS SECRETS (2).
There are three things I am going to say tonight by way of introduction. Three things that the Youth age is designed to accomplish.
WHAT THE YOUTH AGE IS DESIGNED TO ACCOMPLISH:
First of all, the youth age is the age of sowing, planting: sowing the right seed, sowing the right thoughts, sowing the right actions. It’s seed time, it’s sowing time.
The youth age is the sowing time of life while the old age is the harvest/reaping age of life. When the sowing season is not maximized, regrets are inevitable.
Every time you see an adult, especially an elder regretting so much, what has happened? It is that in the season of sowing, he was playing, in the season of planting, he was sleeping. Input in youth age determines the outcome of old age.
I told you I fasted for 3 days dry for the first time at the age of 11 in the year of 1979. At that time, I remember a young man who was with us in the same camp meeting like this. We used a Secondary School, Wesley High School in Oturkpo, in Benue State.
In 1979, young man, and in those days, if you fasted, you broke the fast exactly 12 midnight on the third day. Young man, the first day of the fast, how did the fast go?
I forgot, I ate. Second day, bro, how was the fast?
I forgot again, I ate food.
That was how he wasted that fast for three days.I heard that at a point, this young man could lay hands on somebody, and the person will vibrate on the bed of sickness and the power will lift him and land him on the floor.
He had such level of primitive power in the kindergarten stage. Where will he be now if that power grew. This young guy is not even in the faith at all today, he is not at all. He has Children from different women. Input in youth age is what determines the outcome of old age.
Let people laugh at you now that you are too serious, let them laugh at you now that you are too intense, let them mock at you now that you are not social. The end justifies the means.
Those who thought we were wasting our time, they don’t think so now.
Those who thought we were too serious with God, they don’t think so right now.
Those who thought we took God and carried Church on our head, they don’t think so right now.
Youth age is the age of sowing. The question to ask is, what are you sowing right now?
- Youth age is vision age: it is the age of vision, it is the age of dreaming about the future. It is the age of seeing the future that is yet to arrive. Joseph maximized that age.
Genesis 37:5-7. Everybody sleeps, few dream!
The age of youth is the age of vision. Where you are permitted to travel on the wings of your imagination into distant manifestation that looks too impossible to be true.
You know little Children can dream and dream very wide. He will say, my father is about to buy me an helicopter. Visions in youth age is what determines the manifestations in old age. For anything to come, you must see it coming.
What you don’t see coming never comes. The things that don’t cross your mind, they will never cross your life. If they cross your life, they can’t stay. Because whatever arrives by chance disappears by chance. If it arrives to stay, it must arrive by vision.
That’s why those who inherited their father’s money can’t keep it. Majority of them, because they don’t know how it came, so they lack the capacity to keep it. Except they have vision to be heavier than their father.
Vision in young age determines reality in old age. The question is, what is in your mind? What is your obsession? Where do you see your life heading?
What do you see yourself becoming?
The youth age is the age of vision. But hear this now, those who have no dreams or vision in youth age will have nightmares in old age. If you don’t know where you are going, you won’t like where you will end. If you lack definition, you will lack destination.
Divine action is impossible without human vision. Genesis 13:15.
God is saying, if you can’t see it, I can’t give it.
Please move about with a loaded mind.
Nothing can be glorious until someone is serious.
- The youth age is responsibility age :
Lamentations 3:27. Youth age is responsibility age that is why those who join Soldier, join at youth age. The youth who fails to accept responsibility, will end as the elder who dies as a liability.