What Does God Want From Me?

~Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

I was a young adult when I got saved. I can remember asking myself what God expected of me now that I was saved. God had an “expected end” for me and He has one for you, too, teen girl! 🙂

Developing your relationship with God is THE most important thing in your life right now. Most worldly teenagers are busy thinking of their friends, going out, music, movies, videos, having fun, etc. However, this is not what God has in mind for the saved teen girl.

You are maturing into a young woman and developing those wonderful qualities that God placed in each woman is a task that most teenagers don’t think about. Every girl comes “built” with the softer things in life 🙂 We love to love! We love everything about love! 🙂 We are romantics at heart – we love babies – we love our family. But what do we really know about love? It’s not just an emotion – it is an action!

God is the perfect picture of this action kind of love. In fact, He loves you so much that had you been the only one on earth to save, He would have left His heavenly home just to die for you! John 3:16 is a common Bible verse but it says it all. No parent can truly understand this verse until they have lost a child who has died in the line of duty serving the military, or in police work, or rescue services. Giving up your own child for the sake of other people is not a “natural” thing to do. But God did! And He did it just for you. Once you understand the Source of true love, you begin to understand what true love really is. Getting to know God is the best place to start as He is that Source of love.

It’s easy to say you love someone but it’s quite another to put feet to those words. God wants you to teach you to be the best possible Christian young lady you can be. Learning from His Word is going to lay a foundation of the type of woman you will be become. Do you really love God, teen girl? Then put feet to those words. Show Him your love by doing things for Him. Help your parents as much as possible – that’s the first place to start. Once you have learned this task well, talk to your parents about serving others by possibly volunteering in a soup kitchen or something like that. This puts feet to your words and shows your love for the Lord.

As we show our love for God through our actions and deeds, we exercise that love to perfection. This foundation you have laid will help you be a Godly wife and mother. A woman who truly loves the way God loves is one that is not self-centered because she is always showing her love through her actions to those she loves. She doesn’t only love those in her immediate family but loves those she doesn’t even know. She loves them with God’s love just as John 3:16 teaches us.

So what does God expect from you, teen girl? He expects you to obey your parents, honor your parents, be an example to your siblings, read and study your Bible, pray and talk to Him, and to exercise that part of you that comes naturally – which is love. Exercise love in a Godly way by being a “walking Bible” – a “Jesus with skin on” if you will. Let others see Christ in you! 🙂 God has an expected end for you – and it is one with peace and joy. Don’t blow your chances of this blessing by giving in to temptations to sin. Live for Him and He will bless you! 🙂