Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
1 Timothy 4:12, NLT
Timothy was a young pastor. It would have been easy for older Christians to look down on him because of his youth. He had to earn the respect of his elders by setting an example in his speech, life, love, faith, and purity.
Regardless of your age, God can use you. Whether you are young or old, don’t think of your age as a handicap. Live so others can see Christ in you.
Resource: Life Application Daily Devotional (11/22/2011)
This verse is one of the verses that encourage me in responding God’s calling in my life. At the beginning, I was so afraid and didn’t know what to do because of so many older people who are also older in their Christians life. I was young in age and a newborn Christian 9 years ago, who just started to step into the ministry and so in fire to do so.
Getting involve in a ministry at a church or even thinking to be a missionary is a big decision in my life at the time. This verse always a reminder for me wherever and whenever I do the ministry.
I hope that this wonderful verse also can be your reminder, that God can use you now, in your youth, and once He begins His work in your life, He will continue it until the end of time, more than that He promises to be with you.