YOUTH CORNER(SERIES): GET STARTED ALREADY, BECAUSE THE JOURNEY AHEAD IS GREAT — Starting Early!

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“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Proverbs 8:17 KJV
The earlier you start taking responsibility for your life (decisions, choices, actions..etc.), the less mistakes, regrets and short-comings you will need to live with. No early starter achieves purpose late in life; because he or she discovers the ‘know-how’ needed for him/her to achieve his/her desired greatness early enough in life. Early starters are often saved the pain attributed with years of youthful exuberance. They are always in a class of their own.

Here are some Biblical examples to cite the feat of early starters:
1. Joseph caught a vision of his life’s purpose at seventeen; he became Prime Minister at thirty. (Gen 37- 41)
2. David became a giant slayer at his teenage year; he ascended the throne at thirty. (2 Samuel 5:4)
3. Job, Esther, Daniel, John the Baptist, Prophet Jeremiah, were all early starters. Jesus Christ emphasized the work of His Father at twelve; saved the world, finished His purpose and returned to heaven between thirty and thirty three. (Luke 3:23…)

Also here are some secular examples, worthy to learn from when citing the feat of early starters:
4. Tiger Wood was introduced to playing golf at age two. He started playing professional golf from thirteen. He emerged world champion at twenty one.
5. Lionel Messi started his football career at age eight. He became the world best footballer at twenty two.
6. Christiano Ronaldo,…Usain Bolt,… Serena Williams,.. Nnaomi Osaka,… Roger Federer,…the list is long. They all started early.
No sporting organization/body enlist an old man into active professional sports. If they do, they are just enlisting him for his early demise. Take for instance, enrolling an old man of fifty and above into heavy weight boxing. Even for lighter weight, age has disqualify such an individual.

Let me round up this session by drawing your attention to Job’s account about the days of his youth. He discovered the secret of the Lord early in life because he sought the Lord early. And whosoever discovers the secret of the Lord, has discovered the solution to life’s bugging challenges and problem: He or She has discovered the secret to a good life!
Please enjoy Job’s account below; you will be blessed.
Till we bring your way again, what TAKING FULL RESPONSIBLITY FOR YOUR LIFE at early age entails, seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6).

Start Now!

Job 29:4-25 KJV:
“As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; [5] When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; [6] When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; [7] When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! [8] The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. [9] The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. [10] The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. [11] When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: [12] Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. [13] The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. [14] I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. [15] I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. [16] I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. [17] And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. [18] Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. [19] My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. [20] My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. [21] Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. [22] After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. [23] And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. [24] If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. [25] I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

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  1. This is a prayer needed for our generation, and the ones coming – Clarity of one’s calling. God is not time-bound/limited, it is the CALLED that his purpose is time-bound. Lord, help us to get started early on our purpose.

  2. Absolutely, we must enter into His purpose for us and our generation right early on time…before the winter time of our lives set in, when we can do no more work for our Lord and savior!

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