“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
“Most men die at 27; we just bury them at 72.” – Mark Twain
Would it be possible to make an actual plan to honor Christ and represent Him well this year? What might this plan look like? Perhaps you could use 1 Timothy 4:12 as a guide. How might the Lord use me as an example…
–> “in speech” In what ways do I need to surrender my words to the Lord this year?
–> “in conduct” How do I spend my time? In what ways can I specifically steward of the time God has given me more faithfully?
–> “in love” Who do I find it difficult to love? What are some things I can tangibly do to show love to this person?
–> “in faith” Where have I failed to trust God? Where have I failed to be trustworthy? In God’s strength, I will make a plan to be different this year.
–> “in purity” If the Lord were to return would he be pleased by ALL my activities in any given day? In what areas do you need to “consecrate yourself” to the Lord? (Josh. 3:5)