The Wisdom Instruction & Nuggets of truth (WIN) Locker
There is a vicious and malicious assignment by the enemy of our souls in this season to destroy and disinherit the seed of the emerging generation through an effective educational and marketing campaign which promotes perverse mentalities as well as corrupt systems and practices. The warfare is extremely fierce for this generation, and it will take a strategic and concerted effort on our part to reverse this tidal wave of corruption and perversion with vigilant and diligent prayer, along with the systematic teaching and dissemination of biblical truth which alone has the power to expose and demolish the lies of the enemy (Heb 4:12).
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Youth Focus (n)
Let’s face it; we live in a world of misplaced values. We value the seen above the unseen. In our earthly culture, image is everything. We were taught from very young how to mask our flaws, cover our nakedness, and follow fashion trends. Hollywood has brainwashed us into believing that there is a “perfect” skin tone, weight, height and figure to aspire to in order to be considered “beautiful.” The more physically gifted or “beautiful” we are, the more valuable we seem to become to the shallow minded society in which we live.
The pressure and temptation to seek to bolster our physical image or appearance becomes significantly intensified during our high school and college years as we desperately long for greater love and acceptance beyond the boundaries of our immediate family relationships. We want to fit in and be liked or accepted among a group of adolescents who, in their own process of self-discovery, can often be downright insensitive and cruel. So we invest more and more time, energy and resource (or rather, our parents’ resource) into styling our hair, wearing trendy clothes or shoes, and making our appearance as physically pleasing as possible, all the while reinforcing the false idea that our true value or identity is determined by our outer image.
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Have you ever wished you could accelerate time and make yourself grow older in an instant – past the age of childhood, adolescence and early puberty? After all, being a grown-up seems to be so much fun, right? If only my life was like a DVD player where I could just fast-forward through the scenes of being told what to do by my parents, having to wake up early every morning for school; and of course, those stressful exams, awkward teenage moments, as well as curfews and other restrictions that are placed upon every young person’s life.
Just about every single person has felt that way at one point or another during their childhood. Boys eagerly look forward to their first shave, their first job or their first car. Girls eagerly look forward to… uh… I guess the same things except for the shaving part. I mean, who can really tell how a girl thinks, right? They seem to be a lot smarter than boys though, that’s for sure.
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Have you ever failed so badly at something that you became very discouraged and fearful, or refused to try again? I know
that I have! I have failed more times and at more things than I can count.
I remember failing my driver’s test twice before I finally succeeded and got my license. The first failure was bad enough and left me pretty down and discouraged, but I managed to pick myself up and try again after receiving incredible support and encouragement from my family. The second failure was almost too much to bear. The thought of having to look everyone in their eyes and tell them that I failed the test again was torture, and the embarrassment that followed was even worse.
As soon as I got back home I went straight to my room and went to bed. I was devastated and prepared to turn my back and walk away from the entire thing. I came up with numerous reasons why pursuing my driver’s license was no longer a good idea and convinced myself that I could manage to live my life very comfortably without it.
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Every normal human being wants to feel valued and accepted, but this desire is usually magnified or heightened during our young teenage years as we are in the process of discovering who we really are and our true value or identity. As you begin to experience a world that extends way beyond the limited boundaries of your immediate family and friends who usually accept us unconditionally, we suddenly begin to realize that the world is not as kind or accepting, but can in fact be very antagonistic to our true calling and destiny.
Suddenly we are faced with questions about who we really are, and we are besieged with numerous choices each vying for our time and the opportunity to mold and fashion us according to its own image. We are confronted with the pressure to conform to the prevailing status-quo by being one of the many, or else suffer the consequences of being misunderstood, rejected, or labeled a misfit.
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