February 2, 2011

Finding The Right Youth Group

Hi girls!
God has placed an interesting topic on my heart recently that I felt I should share with you. Youth group. Not every teen goes to a youth group and I personally don't think that you have to go to youth group to be a follower of God. Not at all. But what about those of you who are searching for a youth group? How do you find one that fits you?

Truthfully, I think it all depends on the person. It all depends on YOU! But it also depends on where God leads you. I must not be making much sense, but what I'm trying to say is choosing a youth group depends on two things, in my opinion anyway. Where God leads you, and your personal preferences.

You might be thinking, what kind of personal preferences? I mean things like the size of the group, the youth leader, how serious the group is, and that kind of thing. Personally, I enjoy smaller groups where I can speak my mind, and a very focused group with not many distractions. But everyone is different.

The other thing is where God leads you, and this is the most important. This comes before your friends, your preferences, or anything else. He can lead us to our right youth group in many ways, and just like your preferences, everyone is different here as well. I would advise you to try different youth groups out and listen for anything from God. You need to trust God, and he will take care of you.
 Psalm 9:10
10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Eventually a time will come that God will show you the youth group that you are supposed to be in. Look around, and try out different youth groups. God can show you the youth group that is meant for you in so many different ways. All you have to do is listen. Listening to God can take time but is so worth it in the end. And as just a side note, I want to encourage you that your youth group that  God has chosen for you, does not have to be the same youth group your friends go to. It is an awesome experience to be able to learn about God with close friends, but as I have been learning, sometimes God has other plans. :)  So stay strong and trust in God! The Bible says he will never leave you or forsake you. (Psalm 9:10) I hope you girls all have an amazing month! :) God Bless!

~Angelica

2 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I wish I could pick my youth group! But, my dad is the youth pastor, and he is currently trying to turn our youth group around, making it more than just a place where you come to meet your friends, making our youth group serious about Jesus.

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  2. (: I have been sooo blessed to become a part of a serious youth group that comes to church with an a common goal on hand, to meet with GOd. I love how focused my little family has become and it is so nice to be able to know you have people there who will lift you up in good times and in bad.

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