– by Pearl Kupe
“To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
Time is extremely important to God. Understanding the value of time and how to effectively utilise it will ensure fulfilment of purpose on earth. Much time is wasted on meaningless things that don’t add value to us, our families, or communities. Effective time usage is essential! Our youth, in particular, face challenges in effective time usage. I remember, as a young person, feeling invincible and that I had all the time in the world to do what I wanted. It is important that our incredibly gifted and creative young people discover who they are and what they are called to do.
Where is your focus?
At university, I wasted many days on parties, ‘good times’, and trying to impress others and be popular. I lost focus on what really counted: Finding my identity in Christ, my Kingdom purpose, establishing Godly relationships, and preparing for the future. Universities are meant to help arm and equip us for the future and help mould us become Godly citizens with purpose. Too many university students end up competing for popularity and get into wrong relationships and wrong activities to impress the wrong people.
Key lessons learnt from my university ‘party’ days are that:
• You don’t need to impress anyone. God created us fearfully and wonderfully and we are important and valuable to Him. Be comfortable with who you are. Aim to improve your character, not your popularity.
• Don’t conform to meaningless societal values. Do what is right and stick to meaningful kingdom values.
• You don’t need to be validated by man to be successful. Discover what is Godly, special, & unique about you, celebrate it and develop it to add value to society.
• Use every moment that God gives you on earth: appreciate them and use them for His glory!
Allow God to transform you
I’m thankful that the Lord transformed me from a ‘party girl’ to being His ‘prophetic preacher girl’. Allow God to transform you into being the ‘best you’ that you can be!
DR. Pearl Kupe is an attorney & International consultant to World leaders & International organisations & International President-Global Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Article source: JOY! Magazine (June 2019)