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TOPIC: Competing In Vain [Open Heaven for Teens 4 July 2022]
MEMORISE: He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. 1 Samuel 2:9
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READ: 2 Corinthians 10:12-18
Open Heaven For Today 2022 MESSAGE:
The basis of every competition is comparison. In today’s world, everyone is checking to see who has the latest phone, designer wristwatch, dress, biggest social media fan base, et cetera. Some are living fake lives to measure up to the standard the world has set for popularity. I’d like you to know that unhealthy competition has many siblings such as covetousness, jealousy, pride, envy, depression and, in some cases, murder.
I know that the fear of being left behind is what pushes many young people into unnecessary competition with their friends, classmates or family members. If that is your case, its better to be left behind by people of the world than to be left behind when Jesus comes. Today’s Bible reading says that those who keep on using others as a yardstick for comparison are foolish. My child, choose to be wise. Focus on a good life led by the Holy Spirit and forget about those who you think are living big. God will make all things beautiful for you in His time.
Forget about the people you’re comparing yourself
HYMN: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.