YOUTHFUL LIVING with PASTOR MOYO M
With a few of papers written in some of the examination grades, some should have started planning on how this landmark achievement of reaching that far in academic pursuit should be celebrated.
Celebration is inevitable in such occasion. For sure how can someone not celebrate the success of being in school for a long period such as seven, nine, twelve years or more? Come to think of it, a considerable number of those you started together the academic journey with have fallen off on the way for various reasons yet you have weathered every storm this far- this is a big achievement indeed.
Some of these plans are just lingering in mind, some have been written down, others even shared and preparations are underway. How do you intend to celebrate this big event? Whatever the plan, celebrate in a responsible way. In Nyanja there is a proverb that goes like, maseka-seka amabweretsa malira-lira (laughter result into crying). This serves as a counsel that irresponsible celebration may end up in heart breaking conditions.
Celebrations can be dangerous if you think of losing self-control and compromising your adorable principles of life. It is common among the youths that in the name of celebration they taste new things such as substance and alcohol abuse, illicit sex or a combination of all.
I know at this point some of the readers are asking this important question, what is celebration then, if these are missing? Celebration is first of all the joyous condition of your heart and mind, that can either be done individually or conjointly. A party (without substance and alcohol abuse or illicit sex) may serve as outward expression of the inner joy.
Daniel 5:2 Says â€œBelshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple be brought, the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought in the golden vessels that had been taken out of the temple, the house of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines drank from them. They wined and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone.â€ Due to irresponsible celebration, this party ended in the kingâ€™s death and the division of his kingdom. Honour God in your celebration!
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