“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an EXPECTED END” – Jeremiah 29:11.
The later part of our opening scripture reveals the fact that there is an expectation, a future glory and a profitable end attached to the life of God’s people and that God is willing to walk them into it. Knowing also that there are challenges on that path, He sees to it that these challenges all work together for the good of the individual and to the realization of his ambition and purpose (Romans 8:28).
Naturally, most people begin to dream about what they want to be in life from childhood which gradually manifests in the discussions that usually capture their attention, the choice of or even the ability to develop and use certain children’s tools and toys, writings, etc. Where there are family members who are well informed, these children can be helped to channel their potentials aright. Some others discover the hidden treasures in them as they advance from one class to another (from primary to secondary schools), and remain focused, determined and diligent, and their God-ordained purposes are brought to light. Fortunately, every individual has been destined to be special and great in at least one area of life (Matthew 25:14-15). Every youth must, therefore, DISCOVER and ACTIVATE this particular area where he has been naturally endowed to excel, ACTUALIZE and MAXIMISE the opportunities it offers and become a marvelous success story. No youth who has encountered God and His Son and entered into His plan for his life has any business living a purposeless life. If you agree with this, then you should be interested in our discussion today.