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Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by Yona F. Maro, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Yona F. Maro

    Yona F. Maro R I P

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    "By faith Moses, when he became of
    age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to
    suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of
    sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in
    Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not
    fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
    By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed
    the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by
    dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned"
    (Hebrew 11:24-29)

    If anyone thinks, today's young leaders
    can't make a difference today and tomorrow they need only look back at some
    history's handful of influencer's who girded the loins of their mind
    equivalently rolled up their sleeves without getting down for it, some even as
    teenagers, and made an historical difference. Let take a few lines to look at some

    -Einstein wrote his first paper on the
    theory of relativity when he was 16

    -Mozart compose his first symphony at age

    -Joan of arc led 300 French Knights in
    the battle of Orleans when she was 17

    -George Williams founded the YMCA when he
    was 23

    -Lloyd Braille developed the Braille
    system for the blind at age 12

    -George Whitefield drew thousands to the
    church he pastored at age 21

    -J.Hudson Taylor started china inland
    mission when he was in his early thirties

    -John Wesley birth Methodism at 17

    -John Calvin started pastoring at age 17

    -Josiah revitalized Israel at age 20

    -Billy Graham started evangelizing in his
    early twenties

    To mention but few, there are so many influencer's who changed the cause of their time in an early age, so you are not
    too young to start doing exploit for the kingdom. You know some of us we want
    to be like so and so before starting. God did not use these two men (Peter and
    Moses) because of their great personalities. God use them in spite of their
    personalities, so you have no excuse of whatsoever.

    In case you don't know you've got a job as
    a new generation of demostration. There is a lot of confusions (socio-economic
    confusion, political confusion, churchiality confusion, religion confusion etc)
    in our society. Our job is to clear-up these confusions. Its about following
    Jesus lead and crossing boundaries. Its about our dire need for each other and
    for God. So it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, it doesn't matter if
    you're male or female, it doesn't matter what you're drawn to sexually, we
    deserve a life free from this confusions eating deep the fabric of our society.

    We are the ones who will stand up, hold
    hands, look at that huge river of ignorance,of tribal and ethnic difference, of
    fear of change and say to one another holding hands we can cross that river, we
    can stop these confusions. We can help everyone live in a new Nigeria where the
    basic neccessities and the minimum comfort for an average Nigerian are not
    difficult to be provided.

    Now back to our text, "By faith
    Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's
    daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather then to
    enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake
    of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was
    looking ahead to his reward".

    The Wise Choice

    When was the time of the choice?
    "When he had come to years". Actually he had come to the mature age
    of 40 (Acts 7:22) where life proverbially begins. How do i know? The Bible says
    when he (Moses) was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor
    his strength gone (Deut. 34:7). These choice is not immature, impulsive
    decision of youth. Not even a senile choice of satiated aged. Referring to our modern
    day, the youths would want to enjoy life first. we are told that life begins at
    40. so we expect nothing but quest for joy which has produced over 30 million
    children out of school in Nigeria and over 10,000,000 addicts in the U.S. plus
    untold millions who live in the pseudo-realm of pharmacopoeia.

    Moses' life was steeped in faith from
    birth. I would like to ask our Youths, what actually do u steep your faith,
    your right, your kingdom authority in? Thousand upon Thousand to millions of
    yet unborn youths like us are depending on us base our we respond to the
    upsurge confusions set before us now. I am not writing to jute anybody, but to
    charge us to step out of the comfort zone and mundane of familiarity which has
    made us to totally snubbed our strength. The Bible says that "the glory of
    the youths is their strength" and in another passage it says,"the
    strength of the nation is the youths." Its high time we ask ourselves
    mind-blowing and blogging questions, how and where are we chanelling our youth
    strength? Ous so-called Politicians has bought the conscience right of many of
    youths. I read recently in one of the dailies where a VC in one of our Tertiary
    Institution quoting that excessive materialism is one of the source of violence
    and cultism in our Universities. He is right no doubt about it, but let look at
    the case of a man like Moses who forfeited all the expensive cruisine, a life
    of luxury and ease and a life of indulgence to the flesh. It was obvious that
    Moses was the heir apparent to the throne. The scripture says, "he refused
    to called the son of Pharoah's Daughter." Moses refused to be called or
    known as a son of a king ( Omo Oba) and he forsake the land of riches and
    wealth, a place of lofty distinction as a member of a royal family, infact the
    king in making. can you imagine! Listen, refusing is a heart action; while
    forsaking is a physical action. What do we forsake? what do we refuse?

    By Akinsanya F.O. Akintola

    Stand-up youth Foundation (A Generation of Demonstration),