Don’t Underestimate Young People

“In the Bible it’s often young people who lead the way for the rest of their culture by providing an example of spiritual boldness and taking a courageous stand for their belief in God. We see this in the books of Daniel and Esther, which tell the stories of a young man and woman who, despite their youth, had the courage to share God’s truth with an unbelieving culture. Their action had a huge impact- even on non-believers- for generations to come.”*

Maybe there is a young man or woman in you life, whether in your congregation, at work, or even a neighbor, who you have overlooked. We, the youth, want to help, and we desperately need guidance. Please don’t judge our potential by our age, background, appearance, etc. We often are not reaching our full potential because we are made to believe that we don’t have much potential. Countless are the stories of a youth who was lost, underappreciated, hurt, and just trying to find meaning, when the actions or words of a single person turned his/her life around toward greatness!

Now I know most of the people reading this are not in the category of underestimating youth, and many of you are very good at acknowledging and guiding the youth around you. (And some of you are youth) This is merely a reminder, and something to share. Please pass this on to everyone you know! 🙂

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the the believers,in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

* Quote from a Focus on the Family publication

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