Have you ever been told that you were too young to do something? That your
heart was in the right place, but you were too young to do what you felt
God had called you to do? The truth is, God invites all of us to follow
Him, no matter what age we are.
Mary was likely a young teenager, maybe only fourteen years old, when she
gave birth to the Son of God, which resulted in many people glorifying and
praising God (Luke 1:26-38; 2:5-7, 16-21).
David was just a teenager when he killed Goliatha giant the whole
Israelite army was scared to fight. When everyone saw this, they knew that
the Lord saves His people (1 Samuel 17:41-50).
A young Israelite girl was taken captive, and she showed concern for
her foreign master, Naaman, who suffered from leprosy. Naaman listened to
her when she told him about the prophet Elisha, so he went to Israel to see
him and was miraculously cured! Then Naaman knew that the Lord was the only
true God (2 Kings 5:1-15).
A boy gave all the food he had to Jesus, and Jesus miraculously turned
those two fish and five loaves of bread into a meal large enough to feed
five thousand men, plus women and children. Then the people said that Jesus
must be the One they had been waiting for (John 6:1-14).
You might not think you can do what God has called you to do. Sometimes I
find myself thinking that when I am just a few years older, then I can do
what God has called me to do. Well, that’s not true. God can and does use
people of all ages to do amazing things. He worked through people of all
ages in the Bible, and they did those things because of God, not in their
own ability. He can work through you too, just where you are, right now in
your life. Bailey Norman
Which of these four people’s stories stuck out to you the most? How did
God work through this person’s life? Consider taking some time to read the
Bible passage that tells their story.
Have you ever felt like you were too young to follow God? According to
Jesus, what does it look like to follow God? (Read Matthew 22:36-40 and
Don’t let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers
in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12