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by chukwudi obi, Nigeria Mar 5, 2004
Child & Youth Rights   Opinions


Youth empowerment is the authority that gives the youth the capability to establish a purpose. If a youth is not empowered they will not be able to make it, and end up being a curse to their generation. They must acknowledge the sources and facts about empowerment. Youth need to understand that empowerment is needed to enforce obedience, and provides the strength and vitality for vigorous activities. Take the lives of Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, they were failures in their early ages, but later discovered their true potential. Albert Einstein was reported as the world’s most brilliant man; he was a science genius and a great physicist with wonderful intellect. Thomas Edison became one of the world’s leading inventors. The youth need to be empowered to discover their potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Youth are no longer anxious about their future, some youth are no longer playing their parts in society; many are not being useful to their society. Young people that could have touched so many lives are not productive. Youths are involved in hard drugs, prostitution, violence, and so many other evil activities. Youths in Africa are now given arms to fight war, instead of studying in an institution. They must realize what is needed to realize a well fulfilled future and find their way back to the road that leads to accomplishment.

Youth organizations all over the world are working hard to educate the youth, to make them aware of the things they have to know and to work hard to achieve them. They ensure that the youth find their way to the track of life, the track to a better future, the track to be great in life. The sooner the youth are empowered to reach a goal, determines the quality of our society.

We start with the importance of power. Power is required by everyone. Adding effort to the things we do will help us to go far in life. Power is required to keep us alive, the ability to enforce and properly use that power enables us to make things work in our own lives and the lives of others. First, youth need to seek a spiritual power to keep things going and fulfill the will of God.

Theological Empowerment

The word ‘theological’ is derived from the Greek noun ‘theorem’, which refers to a state of contemplation or speculation. It is the mental element of empowerment, a state of mind. There are different compartments of the brain, each of which controls a specific mental function. The compartment that controls the memory is called the memory faculty, and the compartment that controls reasoning is called the reasoning faculty. In deed, the whole idea of the part of the brain controlled specific mental activities was known as faculty psychology. Theological empowerment is acquiring knowledge through learning and studying. Theology is the state of one’s mind to pull out a great work. Studying the situation of your life, thinking positively toward your future and destiny, and learning through contemplation or speculation, are all examples of putting your knowledge to good use.

Empirical Empowerment

The word ‘empirical’ is derived from the Greek noun ‘imperia’, meaning experience. Empirical empowerment is a practical involvement in an activity, knowledge and skills that are gained through practical involvement. It involves acquiring knowledge, through physical activities. Empirical empowerment put us in a position to acquire skills by acting or the doing. Empirical empowerment is performing a certain task or using the experience you have gain to execute some work.

Divine Information

Every youth should seek and receive divine information. Look at Job 29:40 ‘The secret of God was on my tabernacle’. Which is to say, to have power is to have access to the mysteries of God, power is to have access into the mysteries of the kingdom, power is to have access to the mysteries of the world.

When the mysteries of God were on the tabernacles of Job and the secret of God was upon his life, he washed his hands with butter while others were using water. The youth would see him and disappear. The old men would rise and greet him when he would be coming. The prince would stop talking. The nobles would hold their peace; he was the one who made their decisions for them. Verse 25 says ‘I chose out their ways, I told them what to do’.

Youth need to be empowered in order to access the mysteries of life, to access the mysteries of the word of God, and the kingdom of God. Everything we do in life has secrets; business, marriage, profession, and career. All have secrets, but have you ever asked the secret of success in your profession? Have you been empowered to know the secret of success or greater achievement? Please let the youth of our generation try to follow these rules that lead to better lives.

God has his way of empowering us; if we focus and redirect ourselves to God for his empowerment we will reach our goals.



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chukwudi obi

my mission is a well approached one that besically relate to saving humanity from the vicious and evil men of the world. it also to change the mentality of humanity from totally realing of on materialism rather on fulfilling our divinely giving mandate which you have and i have also.
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