Sometimes Churches apply age limits to when you can become a church member or play in the band or to become a junior leader at youth. These limits might be sensible, but they still leave you feeling like your waiting for the day when you can finally do something. In the bible , Paul tells timothy there’s something he can do regardless of his age. You won’t need a birth certificate or a fake ID to follow Paul’s advice.
Paul says in 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.”
Paul is saying no matter whether you’re six or sixteen or sixty-six, God can use you to be an example of Jesus to someone else. Being an example of Jesus won’t magically being happening when you reach a significant milestone, its already happening right now. The way you live your christian life right now speak loudly to your friends, family and everyone at church.
God Uses The Young!
In the bible, God used the people when they were really old like Abraham (75) and Moses (80), but he also used people when they were very young. Jeremiah told God he was too young to speak.
> God tells Jeremiah, “Don’t say, I’m too young for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you” __(Jeremiah 1:6-7)
> Josiah became king of Judah when he was eight years old.
> When he was 16, The bible says that Josiah began to seek the God Of his ancestor David. ( 2 Chronicles 34:3)
> David him self was Told he shouldn’t fight Goliath because he was only a boy ( 1 Samuel 17:33)
>Jesus worked a miracle of feeling 5000 people because a young boy offered five loaves and two fishes (John 6:9)
The bible says the eyes of the lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him ( 2 Chronicles 9:16). When God is looking for someone to use, he’s looking at their hearts and not at their date of birth. You’ll never be too young to be a world -changer for the cause of Jesus and never too young to be a Godly example to anyone you know. Your time starts NOW!