Many of us grew up having to go to Church and participate in the events happening in Church.  The first Scripture we were taught was probably because of our attending Sunday School and other ministries geared towards young people in the Church.  Although many of us may have strayed away from the Church once we were older it was those lessons that we learned at a young age that brought us back to the Church.  We are living in a time when our young people are more immersed in the things that are happening in the world, and we must also give them opportunities in the Church when they are young, because The Lord has blessed them as well.  

The Scripture reminds us, let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  I encourage you today not to allow anyone to use your age as a factor in why you cannot do what God has called you to do.  God has spoken a word over your life, and it is up to you to walk in that word and not be deterred by anyone who cannot see what The Lord has called you to do.  Paul reminds his son Timothy not to despise his youth, but use his youth as an occasion to be an example to those around him, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.  I am grateful that The Lord has called me and I will not allow anything or anyone to despise the call of The Lord on my life, and I will do all that I can to be a great example for The Lord.  

Since I am determined to be all that God has called me to be I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”


I know that you have called me Lord, and I will not despise that call on my life.  Help me to be an example of your greatness so others can be drawn to you.  In Jesus Name Amen.

Be Inspired,
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY