Topic: Weaknesses and Strengths [Open Heavens for Teens 25 February 2019]
Memorise: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” – Psalm 121:1
Read: Acts 17:28
28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
Bible In One Year: Numbers 14-15, Mark 6:1-32
Every individual has their strengths and weaknesses. Your strengths and weaknesses should point you back to God. Your strengths should remind you that you are a beneficiary of divine grace and so you should not think that you are better or more intelligent than your mates who do not have the same strength. When you give glory to God for your strengths, He will sustain them. Your weaknesses should also point you back to God. Your shortcomings remind you of your limitations and lead you to the only One who is unlimited.
As a teenager, you must recognize your strengths early. It could be in a particular subject, sport or skill. Some people are very good at mathematics, some English, some are good footballers while some are fast runners. Some people are good at speaking to a crowd, some others are good at organizing programs.
Whatever your strength is, identify it and groom it through training and practice. Get someone who is better experienced in that field to train you or enroll in a formal class for it. Also, never stop practicing to get better. If you are not better today than you were yesterday, then you are not maximizing your strength.
Your strengths and weaknesses should always point you back to God.
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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.
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