What You Learn Now You Use Later


It is easy to make small of the mundane activities of your youth. They seem pointless and of no importance. Who really needs maths and English and geography anyway?

Why do I have to go to school? Why is life so boring? Why do I have to work anyway? Can't I just do what I want and hang with my friends?

These are all very real questions asked by most of us at some point in our lives. The strange thing is, as you get older you wish you could go back to being and young and maximise the years we all thought we're a waste.

Over and over again, the bible gives examples of God using people later in the areas they learned when they were younger.

 2 Samuel‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

““Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel.”

‭‭David ended up being one of the greatest kings of Israel. The bible puts most of this down to his faithfulness in younger years. What David learned as a young shepherd God was able to use later as a leader of a whole nation.

Trying to take shortcuts as a young person will create serious handicaps later in life. What seems irrelevant now becomes most important later.


What are things I really don't like at the moment that I can see God wanting to use in me later?


Lord Jesus, You never waste a day or what happens in it. Help me to see the value of what I am living and learning and shape me to be the kind of person You need me to be for my future.


Joel A'Bell