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Empowering the youth for greater works

Youth empowerment as defined by Wikipedia is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.
The ONLY way youth can do greater works in empowering themselves and the communities is by trusting in Jesus for answers.
Jesus said ‘Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.’ John 14:12-14
When we (youth) believe in Jesus, greater works are not only manifested in our spiritual lives but also in our secular lives which includes: Business, Education and Relationship.
Jesus Christ- the Messiah in his divine nature performs all the works if the youth trust and believe in Him.

Why youth empowerment?

In the Bible, we understand that God has soft spots for using the youth to do greater works for His glory. Indeed, Jesus confirmed that until we humble ourselves like little children we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. This does not call us to be Childish but Christ-like because Jesus loves Children.
God use youthful adult like David, Samuel, Timothy, Titus, Joseph, Samson, and Gideon to honor Himself. This clearer shows that God is not a respecter of age of people.
God’s empowerment includes the following;
The ability to make decisions about personal/collective circumstances
• The ability to access information and resources for decision-making
• Ability to consider a range of options from which to choose (not just yes/no, either/or.)
• Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making
• Having positive-thinking about the ability to make change
• Ability to learn and access skills for improving personal/collective circumstance.

Why God will NOT use you

God will empower youth that are only determined to live a Holy Live. God want the youth to separate themselves from the world. 2 Corinthians 6: 17 states “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
If we don’t separate our self from the world then it will be impossible for God to use you for greater works. God ONLY empower people who are thirsty for Him. Before God can use you-He needs your Heart and Will. Remember; If God does not empower you, your effort will be in vain.
God uses the Humble-James 4:6 states that ‘Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 14:11 ‘For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

By: Samuel Mantey
Email: samuelmantey@gmail.com
Twitter: SamuelMantey

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September 19, 2012 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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