Open Heaven For Teens 25 March 2023 – Easily Discouraged?
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TOPIC: Easily Discouraged? [Open Heaven for Teens 25 March 2023]
MEMORISE: The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. Proverbs 26:13
READ: Proverbs 24:30-32
30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 13-14
One trait of a sluggard is this they are easily discouraged; and one with such a trait will get nothing done. People like that usually never graduate from school because they quit easily. They are referred to as quitters. To make it in life, you must be prepared to face diverse challenges. Oppositions will surely come, be ready to face and overcome them. Sometimes slothfulness is the cause of failure: it is not spiritual.
Every believer is bound to face diverse challenges, but it is the expected result that keeps them going. My beloved children, if you are not performing excellently, take extra hours to study the subjects that you find difficult.
Don’t be discouraged and give in to failure.
I have read of teenagers who get discouraged easily and then attempt to commit suicide. No problem whatsoever should ever make you think of suicide because it is not the way out. Learn from David, who encouraged himself in the Lord even when no one did (1 Samuel 30:6).
Discouragement is a tool of the devil to stop you from fulfilling God’s purpose for your life, fight it.
HYMN 6: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining everyday;
Still praying as I onward bound
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table-land;
Where love, and joy, and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise, and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My constant aim is higher ground.
Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song, while climbing, shall resound
Lord, lead me on to higher ground.
Lord, lead me up the mountain side
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.