So it is that time of your life when almost anything is possible to you. Life is before you like an open book with no prints. What story is told is totally dependent on you. Like a vast fertile land in the forests, so also is the story of your life now. What fruits shall be, is dependent on what is planted today. It is also dependent on how the crops are tendered and cared for.
So gather then what you have, roll up your sleeves and put your foot to the mud.
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." - Gal 6:7
Such is the delicate nature of even a time as this when you have all the youthfulness, energy and passion to make a meaning out of your life. It is the time you'll also face some of the most faith-challenging situations and the greatest of temptations - all of this while you are still in the prime of your youth!
But do not fear. It is a time to prepare you for the greater things ahead the best of times yet to come! It is to prepare you for the time when you shall reap bountifully if you sowed well whiles you labored.
Gather therefore, the spade or hand trowel, digging fork, cutlass or machete, hoe and rake. It's time to work! What work you do is dependent on what plans the garden owner has and what purpose He called you into this garden for. The garden owner supplies these tools as He knows you'd have need of them.
Take time; reflect on what gifts you have been blessed with. Thank the Lord for such gifts. If you are finding difficulty knowing what is required of you, ask Him in prayer through faith. Be fervent, persistent and consistent in this matter and He shall direct you. It's easier said than done I know cos' I experience it too. But consider this; the good book says "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." - James 1: 5
It's a great thing to have life and even greater to be young and free. True freedom comes from Jesus who is the only way, the truth and the life. "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." - John 8:36
Every day is a gift to be a better version of you. Make good use of this gift. Don't live without purpose. If you made a mistake yesterday, now is the time to right those wrongs. You have a gift; Plan, Pray and Play too!
You shall do great if you learn to live and love what you do. You'll do great if you have faith and hope in God and if you have love for one greater than you who has given you work to do. Don't be afraid to take on the world, the one who created the world is with you!
Note: As a Christian, this short piece is largely influenced by my faith. I believe what I share holds true for any young man or woman reading this short piece though.