As a young man, navigating through life can be a treacherous adventure. You will need courage. You will need to be strong. You will need to keep your wits about you. You will also need a map. How can a young person live a clean life? David answered, “By carefully reading the map of God’s Word.”
1. Each day read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the day of the month (31 chapters).
Choose a modern translation Bible which will better enable you to understand what the scripture says.
2. Choose to obey the principles of scriptural living.
A principle is a unwavering truth that you can apply with guaranteed results. Proverbs is filled with principles for navigating life.
3. Refuse to be a weak man.
Paul told his young friend Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because of your youth, but be an example.”
4. Condition your flesh.
You must make the decision to discipline your flesh. Your body is under your control. You must condition it as if you are in training for a contest.
5. Keep your eyes fixed upon purity.
Don’t allow yourself to “gaze” upon what is evil. Job made a covenant with his eyes so that he would not forfeit what he was working for as a reward.
6. Watch your mouth.
Don’t use language that reveals ignorance. Cursing or foul language simply exposes you as an empty headed person. Learn to speak with descriptive words that no one else uses.
7. Keep your head cool.
Don’t take any substance that causes you to be mentally out of control. The most dangerous moment in a young man’s life is through confusion. There are people that want to get you out of your senses to take advantage of you. Keep your head.
8. Stay focused.
Be single-minded in the pursuit of what you want in life. Don’t allow yourself to give up. Encourage yourself. Be your own coach. Learn from mentors. Read books.