No one should think less of you.
Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 22:1, 1 Timothy 4:12
Josiah was only eight years old when he became king. Think also of Joash in 2 Kings 11:21, he was only seven when he took up a position of leadership. It is very easy to doubt someone’s leadership abilities when they are young, but Josiah is recorded to have led his people in great spiritual renewal and to have led them in the right paths.
The second verse for today tells us that we should be an example even in our youth. You are never too young to make impact or to take the world by storm. Do not let anyone deceive you or put you down with cheap talk. As long as you have God’s backing, believe me when I say that you can do anything. No matter how young you are, you are called to live an exemplary life – in speech, in behaviour, in faith, in love and in purity. You are not too young to show the pattern, so take a step now.
Do you have children of your own? Teach them to be a good example wherever they find themselves. Pray also that they would walk in the destinies which God has prepared for them.
Prayer Point: Father, help me to be a good example in speech, conduct, faith, love and purity, regardless of my age. Help me, also, to understand that I am not too young to make an impact in your kingdom and on this world in Jesus name. Amen.