1Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
As I have said in an earlier post this week our older children are preparing to go to the Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes convention later this month. The verse above is the theme for this year. All competition is based around this theme. This is the final paragraph of my son's (Travis) speech.
It can be hard not being treated as an equal with older adults, but if you live your life as Jesus lived His, then what can they say? Youth does not matter when you live your life earnestly for Jesus Christ. Do not let anyone try to rob you of your youth. But be willing to set an example for others that says “I may be young, but I serve a very real God.” Remember what Proverbs 20:11 says Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Give people a reason not see your age, but to see your faith and maturity.
I am so thankful that my children are growing in faith.