As a teenager, there are so many things that can distract us from our destination. Here are the 8 things – that helps me as well – to keep your eyes from distraction and get to the right track.
1. DREAM AS GIGANTIC AS YOU CAN
Is anything too hard for the Lord? Dreams are the language of God as Paulo Coelho said on his bestselling book, The Alchemist. Don’t just dream, but dream as gigantic as you can. Dreaming big will allow you to stretch your capabilities and push yourself to the limit. And if the Lord sees how genuine your heart towards your dreams, He will help you fulfill your gigantic dreams. Just always remember that fulfilling your dreams is not an overnight process; it is a slowly stream combination of perseverance, hard work, and positive outlook in life.
2. PURSUE UNENDING LEARNING
Don’t just settle on what you learned from your school. Go outside and learn other craft. Go to your local library or explore other places to learn new things. You can also get insight from people who excel on their chosen field. Ask their attitude, skills and habits in that way you can improve yourself and learn from them. You have to be intentional in improving yourself because growth is always intentional. Remember that if you stop learning, you stop growing.
3. DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
The Lord has given you gifts to use and unlock. Do not believe the enemy that you don’t have any. You possess skills and talent that just need to be discovered and developed. Discover what you love to do and harbor it with diverse passion.
4. LOOK FOR A MENTOR
A mentor is someone who can guide you and lead you to your destination. Find a mentor who would inspire, motivate, and push you to achieve your dreams.
5. CONNECT TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Bad company corrupts good character. (1Corinthians 15:33) Choose to connect to people who will bring out the best in you not the worst in you. These people are the ones who would constantly support you and believe on you.
6. BE DISTINCTIVE
You are never created to be like someone else. God wants to see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not. (Malachi 3:18). Let your life shine upon other people and allow them to see the goodness of God through you.
7. IMPROVE YOURSELF
Strive to get better everyday. We always have something to improve on. Quit your bad habits. Wake up early and make your day productive. It is never too late to improve yourself.
8. SERVE GOD
Offer your life fully to God and Serve Him with love and joy. Your service to God is not in vain. Whatever you have planted for the Lord, you will reap it at the proper time more than what you have imagined. So do not lose heart and keep your fire serving Him.