Be An Example

Posted by Sharon

“Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” – The apostle Paul, 1 Timothy 4:12

Think about the things (past or present) that you’ve been told you’re too young to do. (Don’t worry! We’ve started the list for you.)

drive

date

 stay home alone

Parents have many reasons for making us wait to do things, but you’re never too young to be obedient to God. Read Jeremiah 1:6-8 to learn more.

What was Jeremiah’s excuse for being afraid to go where God was going to send him?

Why does God tell Jeremiah that he shouldn’t be afraid?

When has God helped you to be obedient when you were afraid?

Do you believe that God will go with you when you follow His plans? Why or why not?

Does being young stop you from doing what God wants you to do? Why or why not?

THE POINT

God hasn’t made a plan for your life and left you to figure it out on your own. He has promised to be with you and to help you accomplish what He’s planned for you to do. Being young and alone are not obstacles in God’s eyes.

Take Action
Is there something you believe God has called you to do, but you’ve resisted because you felt too young or unqualified? How will you trust God with that this week?
Write Jeremiah 1:8 on a note card and place it somewhere you will see it every day. Memorize it so you can recall it when you are scared to step out in faith.


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