It is a constant struggle for young people between the heart and the mind. Often times we are tempted to “follow our heart.” The heart functions with blind emotions. The mind however speaks through our conscience and functions with reason. Time after time, when we succumb to our emotions, we are left with major scars.
But some may argue as young people we are bombarded with “follow your heart” slogans from the media.
In our island the numbers of teenage pregnancy and teenage suicides have skyrocketed! Why? It is quite obvious! Decisions made by the heart …………….teenagers in love, have unprotected sex, pregnancy results, boy disappears…………………etc etc, time and time again we observe this.
Of course we will never be perfect but if we try to think with our minds and not our emotions and desires we can obey the Word of God.
No matter what your mistakes are, God says, “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
God in all his mercy is saying to us he can make all things new, once we use our intelligent faith in Him. As youths let us walk with Jesus wherever we go!