Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”
Who is a Teenager After God's Heart?
1. One who is seeking the will of God
Your life will be sweeter, more productive if you know God at this age. Ask: What am I wired to do?
It is the will of God that you will excel. Stop following the crowd. You are programmed to do something. Find it out. This is the age of decision. Any decision you make today as a teen will either make or mar you. Your fulfillment in life is in finding, knowing and doing the perfect will of God.
2. One seeking the pleasure of God
How happy is God in that thing you are doing? Is God smiling at that thing you are doing? A teenager after God's heart seeks to please God. We have a biblical example, David.
Acts 13:22: After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'
Whatever it is you do, seek God's pleasure in it.
3. One seeking the kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Kingdom seekers are great achievers. Let us become addicted to the kingdom. If you seek after the kingdom of God, you will find it and be satisfied. There is joy, friendship, oneness, money, fun (yes even fun). Seek God early
4. One seeking to belong to the family of God with his talent, strength, gift and money.