Today there are many influences that results in teenagers becoming defective. Content can not be found being defective. Being Christian youth I am well aware of the influence that world has to offer and have made a stand to be an effective teenager because I know that is how to find content in life and worth in my toil. Being an effective teenager requires submission to God and to fear God, because "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10) To fear the Lord intertwines to the greatest commandment given by God:.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength." The second is this: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these." .
The greatest commandment is the key to being an effective teenager. Through the greatest commandment and through the study of Ecclesiastes; I want to introduce fours habits to help us learn to obey the greatest commandment. And it help give a clearer understanding on what it means to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, your entire mind and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. The four habits that I am introducing are: Be proactive, Put first things first, Listen well then respond, and cooperate. .
"Be happy, young man, while you are young and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment." (Ecclesiastes 11:9) Be proactive, don't sulk and acknowledge that life is meaningless. There is meaning in our days on earth and it is to seek and live for the meaning that is after life. Therefore cherish this life and be happy, but be aware that responsibility is a blessing and blessings are responsibilities. In the end we will stand before God and He"ll ask us what we have done with the life that He has given us.