“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.” – (1 Timothy 4:12 GNT)
I remember the summer after youth camp that I found this Bible verse. It was life changing for me. I began to see that as a young person, God wanted to use me. I didn’t have to wait until I was an adult, I could start making a difference in the world right now.
Perhaps you feel like you are too young or don’t know enough to make a difference for God. However, that is not the case. What you know is enough. You are not too young to be used in a big way by God.
Challenge yourself to be a leader this new year. Decide that you’re not going to just sit back and let life happen to you, but that you’re going to stand up and make a difference in the lives of those around you. Choose to be an example of God’s love to the people around you.
If you’d like to read more about leading as a teenager, check out the devotions below!