You’re 15-years old and a young believer. You were raised in church and brought up to believe in a God that you couldn't see, but you were taught to have faith. You are at that tender age where the world is gigantic and it seems to offer everything. Why would I want to give up all this to have faith in God? Why would I stop my own dreams to trust and believe in a God to write my future? What is this faith everyone is talking about? I was raised to believe, but what does it really mean to be a young believer, full of faith?
If no one ever told you, I’ll be the first to say that, “nothing is more beautiful then seeing a young person give their all to advance in the kingdom of God” - Apostle Bryan Meadows. For me your faith in God is something very precious, and special. To be young and full of faith means that you’re walking down a different path then your other friends. You’re putting your all, which includes your trust, your understanding, your life, your mission, your goals, your dreams, and your aspirations in God’s hands. The world offers so much, which could become a distraction that can cause a disconnection with our faith. We don’t want that, so we look at the scripture Hebrews 10:22, "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (KJV)." What I’m drawing from that is ... as young believers if we learn to do things with a clean and pure conscience then our faith won’t waver. Of course, going to college or just being in grade school can bring it’s challenges, but we always have to remember our relationship with Christ is better than a moment of fun that doesn’t mean us any good.
To have faith is believing that you’re going to pass that test even though the information given or the studying was difficult. Having faith is believing and trusting in God to get you accepted into that Ivy League school. Having faith is believing that when all else fails you’re going to come out on the winning side. To have faith you must believe, because without faith it is impossible to PLEASE HIM (God): "For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6, KJV)." As a young believer full of faith, diligently seeking God is so rewarding, in that, nothing is more amazing than being young and wanting more of Jesus, because you know He is your provider, your strength, and your rewarder.
Me personally, I love young believers full of faith because sometimes it can be hard being young and trying to stand out from the rest.
When you’re young, you can find yourself confused with the different ways of life. I know I was. I didn’t fully commit myself to Christ until I turned 26-years-old and I am now 27. I wanted everything to do with the world. I wanted to move to New York and work in the fashion industry. I wanted to be apart of the elite parties. I wanted to be apart of the social life. Representing Jesus was not in my plans when I was younger ... or in my teenage years. I struggled hard because my walk with Christ was boring. Reason being, I was trying to live my life according to how everyone else was living theirs. Plus, I was building my faith the way I thought it was suppose to be built. I didn’t learn about my own faith until I learned how to seek after God. Once I found my identity in him, I was able to find my own faith. At the tender age of 27, I still can get into a lot of trouble, but I choose Jesus all day, every day.
Faith is spending hours in your bible trying to gain knowledge and trying to find “YOU” within the scriptures. For example, faith is a like a mechanical bull, in order to stay on you have to hold on tight not to fall. In order to stay strong you have to keep holding on.
In Hebrews 10:23 it states, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (KJV)." Faith can’t grow without stability. So as a young believer keep seeking after the Lord because nothing is more beautiful then seeing a young man/woman seeking after the Lord, believing and trusting in him wholeheartedly.