Alakazam! Presto Chango! Abracadabra! … How about SHAZAM! Two famous syllables used for magically turning a boy into a super powered adult.
Unlike most foster children, Billy Batson couldn’t care less about finding a family. He just wants to turn eighteen and finally become an adult. While the boy’s compassionate and kind, he’s gotten used to protecting himself by staying emotionally distant from everybody. But that changes when he meets an ancient wizard who introduces him to one very powerful word.
Just by saying SHAZAM!, Billy is transformed into a magical flying adult superhero, one with the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. But gaining the power of the gods means inheriting their enemies too. With the abilities of the world’s mightiest mortal, Billy will have to struggle with magical threats as well as his own youthful innocence. To truly tap into his power, this orphan who’s always kept people at arm’s length will have to learn what family really is.
A lot of teens live in broken homes, and deal with family issues. Some of us are the only Christians in our household and face the difficulties of trying to transform from who we were to who we’ve become in Christ. Too often we hear ourselves saying….”I wish I was older!” “Why can’t I be an adult?” “I HATE THIS! I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!” … right?
But the truth of the matter is…God will never give you a situation you can’t handle, we he NEVER leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8) He is your strength! You can do all things through him!( Philippians 4:13)
no matter how old you are your still going to have some rough situations that you’re going to have to tough out, But we must have faith, it says in Acts 16:31 “They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” God says He WILL save you AND your household. He WILL use YOU to be the light to your family, he will use you to be the one to help bring them to salvation, and YOU are the one with the most power in your household, because you withhold the Power of Jesus Christ. Even though Billy turned into an adult, and a super powered adult at that, His battles grew larger and he found himself in more difficult situations. Imagine having to deal with his youth problems, and then changing into SHAZAM and having his super adult problems! That’s a SMH moment right there.
But here’s the good news, Christ has already won all the battles, He is VICTORIOUS! It says in 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” You don’t need to fight any more!
Often we feel worthless and we get looked down upon by many people because we are young. We feel powerless and that our words and actions are nothing. What the world and the people tell you are wrong! In fact it all starts with you! A TEENAGER! A STUDENT! A CHILD OF CHRIST! To stand up for your generation and generations to come! You don’t need to wish to be older! You can impact people and change lives every single day! It says in 1 timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
As long as you have Faith in Jesus there is NOTHING that you can’t overcome! You are value(ABLE) to Jesus and to others! Don’t let the enemy take hold of what great things you can do. God has something greater for you! And if He didn’t the enemy wouldn’t try so hard to make you think not.
So next time you feel alone, or worthless, next time you think you can’t do anything or make a change, you’re NOT alone, and you are worth more than you know! And the impact you can make Is…..