Youth for change

Don’t be tied down by the rope of your background, your past, or your present situation, something is embedded within you for the upliftment of mankind!

Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his dregs, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore, his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed (Judges 4:11 – KJV 2000)

Bible says woe unto him that is at ease in Zion. If you don’t do something about your situation, it remains unchanged. If you remain on a spot; people, even your friends will make a sport of you. The crippled beggar at the gate called Beautiful, is an instance, he sat down there watching, that was the reason, he remained a lame (Acts 3).  So also the man at the Pool of Bethesda (in the midst of invalid folks like him, blind, lame and paralysed), I see no reason why he did not get his healing (John 5). But Namaan was not at ease; from Syria, he went as far as Israel and got his healing and was no more a leper (2 Kings 5).

Acceptance of the status quo of the youth of today: they still see life by the perspective of their background (Moab – Gen. 19:30 – 38). Moab had accepted his status; he thought there can never be a change, that it cannot be better for him, but Jephthah (a Gileadite) in his own case, though he was a product of harlotry (as Moab a product of incest), believes he can be the head (Judges 11:39) and never to die as a tail.

Many youth of today believe that they are not gifted; that they don’t have substance; that they don’t have anything to impact on this generation; that they cannot affect life positively. Be bold and check within, you have something to help others. It was a little maid (a captive and a slave) that gave a counsel (a suggestion) that led to the cure of leprosy of the captain of an army – Naaman (2 Kings 5:3).

Fear of facing challenges by many youths: As fire refines gold, so are challenges to the ones who dare them. Learn from David and other youths like Daniel, Meshach, Shedrach, Abednego, Jephthah and many more. If you are afraid of challenges, you cannot get to the throne. Read the story of David, with just five stones, on his way to the throne.

The principle of Give and Take, Sowing and Reaping: Have this in mind; you always have something to give at every point in time. Peter and John couldn’t give money but gave the lame healing; the little maid couldn’t heal Naaman but she gave an advice through a mistress, and that led to the healing of the captain.

Don’t be tied down by the rope of your background, your past, or your present situation, something is embedded within you for the upliftment of mankind!


The Blogger has authored three books:

(1)     The End Matters Most, authored by Peter Adewumi. (Print Book, eBook & Audio).

(2)     Attributes of Successful Employees by Peter Adewumi. (Print Book & eBook).

(3) Virtues for Riches (Motivational Series) by Peter Adewumi (Print on Demand and eBook)



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