Will You Be Ready?
I was 18 years
old and a senior at
As I drove home on that dark, lonely road, I cried, partly from fear, but mostly because I wasn't sure what the destiny of my eternal soul would have been if my attacker had succeeded. I was a Christian, but I didn't have a living faith (James ). I had been baptized, but I was not "walking in the light" (I John 1:7). And, for the first time, I was awakened to the fact that even though I was young, God still expected me to do what I could in His kingdom.
“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (I Timothy ). The young can be so effective in the Lord’s church. They can be an encouragement to the brethren, do many good works, and most importantly, they can help save lost souls by teaching and living right.
Don't let the devil convince you for one more day that you can put off becoming a Christian or serving God faithfully. Don’t wait to become the person you want to be before you turn to God. Turn to Him and let Him make you the person He wants you to be! Our last breath could come at any moment. Will you be ready?