The Director of the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Ebenezer Hagan, has encouraged young individuals to embrace their circumstances in order to find contentment in God’s purpose for their lives.
Apostle Hagan said this yesterday when he delivered a sermon titled “Discontentment” at the D. K. Arnan Worship Centre during the Teshie Zone of the Teshie-Nungua Area youth meeting.
Emphasising the destructive nature of discontentment, Apostle Hagan noted that “Discontentment is dissatisfaction with one’s circumstances or status or possession or situation. It can be your sex, parents, background, tribe, or school. It is the lack of contentment. You look at what you’ve got and compare. It makes you feel bad.”
Highlighting the struggles faced by teenagers and young adults in discovering themselves, Apostle Hagan offered a comforting reminder from Psalm 139, stating, “You were made in the glory of God.”
He encouraged the youth to find solace in their unique identities, cautioning against the desire to change one’s sex, as it contradicts God’s purpose.
He emphasised that “to change your sex is to change God’s purpose in your life.”
Drawing wisdom from the parable of the prodigal son, Apostle Hagan noted, “In life, your money and resources can be exhausted. Money answers many questions but not all questions.”
He urged young people not to place undue importance on material wealth, reminding them that circumstances beyond their control, such as famines or personal trials, can leave them feeling vulnerable.
Addressing the importance of humility and self-reflection, Apostle Hagan stated, “Sometimes you can make mistakes, but you can ‘come to your senses.’ Don’t be too big to apologise.”
He highlighted the need to take responsibility for one’s actions and seek forgiveness when necessary rather than blaming oneself or God for discontentment.
Referring to 1 Timothy 6:6-10, Apostle Hagan emphasised the negative consequences of discontentment, saying, “Discontentment yields many immoral behaviours among youth.”
He encouraged the youth to seek contentment in their relationship with God and to trust in His plans rather than succumbing to negative influences.
Present at the service were Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyemang, Area Head of Teshie Nungua, Pastor Gabriel Nti, PENSA Travelling Secretary of the Madina Sector, and a section of the pastorate in the Teshie Zone.
Report by Teshie-Nungua Area Youth Ministry