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God uses ordinary people 2

'Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young' 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Many people think that God won't use them to make a difference for him because they're too young, and therefore considered too inexperienced or incompetent. But the Bible says: 'Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity' (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV). The truth is that God can use anyone. What matters is a willing heart to listen and to do what he's asking.

When God called Jeremiah to be a prophet, Jeremiah wasn't convinced: 'Then I said, "But Lord God, I don't know how to speak. I am only a boy."' But God replied: 'Don't say, "I am only a boy." You must go everywhere I send you, and you must say everything I tell you' (Jeremiah 1:6-7 NIV). God calls us to things too and, whether he's calling us now, or will do in the future, let's not doubt his call.

The Bible says: 'For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do' (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). God's given us all gifts and skills to bring glory to him, to help other people know him better. Somebody, somewhere, needs what we have. If we ask God, he'll show us who they are. When he does - we need to respond.

So what now? Find an older Christian you trust and talk to them about their journey, what God's been teaching them recently, and then tell them what God's been teaching you.

Soulfood: Gen 25:19-34 Gen 26 Gen 27:1-46 Luke 9:18-27 Ps 138 Pro 4:14-17,

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