I wanted to give up a little encouragement to all the teenagers so I put up a title that I hoped would get your attention. If you are reading this blog, then I succeeded. I don’t want to take much of your time, because I know you have to get your room clean and homework done (ha-ha), so here is what I’ve got for you today. God wants to bring some awesome blessings in your life. Seriously, He really wants to bless you in your teen years! I just happen to know one of the keys to how this can happen so listen up and grab hold of this concept. Are you ready for it? Here it is, “Diligence”! One of the biggest ways God is able to reward and bless you is through diligence. The sad part is many teens go without God’s blessings because they are only willing to commit to things that are easy. By taking this low road, they end up cheating themselves out of the rewards God has for them, simply because they want to avoid difficulty. There are no rewards for starting something and there are no rewards for quitting. God rewards those who are diligent! It is doing the right thing over and over that enables God to pour on the blessings thick. The important thing to remember is there are no “drive-through” breakthroughs. You can get a drive-through milkshake. You can get a drive-through hamburger (hungry yet?). But there are no short cuts to receive rewards from the Lord. I want to encourage you today to take the high road. The road less traveled. All of the wonderful blessings that have come into my life didn’t happen overnight. It took years of faithfulness and diligence. But let me tell you, it was worth it all!!
Matthew 7:13-14 says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.”
This is the road that leads to rewards. This is the road less traveled. If you work all week at your job and you show up every day, then you are expecting a payday on Friday. The same is true in life. If you remain diligent and don’t give up, rewards are surely ahead for you! Today, stay diligent! Remain patient! Don’t settle for second best! Be determined that you are going to get the awesome blessings God has for your life because you are a diligent teen.