Day 27: I trust You, Lord. I will persevere, even in my youth. 1 Timothy 4
Are you waiting for tomorrow to come before you really turn to God as your savior? Or do you think you are too young. Let's focus on the latter question. What is it that you think you need in order to be old enough to turn to God? Do you think you will miss out on things? Well, what things are you not willing to give up? Why not?
Do you realize when you are older/more mature (whichever comes first), you will look back on those things and wonder why you thought you needed to have or do them? Don't believe it? Ask any older person in your life and they will tell you. These flighty moments will pass away but the love of God will always be there. If you wait, you will be a young babe in training but older in age. Just think how much you can do for the Kingdom before your spirit leaves this earth. Just think how much the Kingdom will have done for you!
Can you image yourself seeing in the spirit realm and accurately prophesying over people's life? Wouldn't it be cool to sit and have conversations with God like you would a best friend! He's always talking to you, you just aren't trained to recognize it…yet!
But what if you can spend the next 50+ years with direct communication from Heaven! Just think how many demons’ heads you'd have busted open. Think of the nations that would have changed because you knocked out a principality!
What about those who received their healing as you called on the name of Jesus! Can you imagine watching limbs grow, cancer defeated, illnesses eradicated, or even the dead rising!
Oh, you don't think you can do this? Hmmm, why not? Because you are too young? Well your physical age doesn't matter. Spiritually, you age according to the time you spend allowing Holy Spirit to train you. You could easily be a five year old demon buster! A 12 year prophetic healer, healing people in the name Jesus. Or a 45 year old person raising people from the dead. Your age is irrelevant to God, but wouldn't it be super cool to do all you were put on this earth to do at a young age? Imagine, by the time you are 40 or 50, you would’ve touched more lives than one can count. And you still will have many years to go! Wouldn't it be super awesome!
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
When Paul left Timothy in Ephesus, those people tried their hardest to break him. Timothy was young in age but mature in spirit. Ephesus already had elders and leaders in place, but they wanted to turn back to their old ways. They wanted to rely on old myths and stories passed down rather than the infallible word of God.
Timothy was left in Ephesus to ensure the truth remained with the saints. Timothy probably at times felt he was too young to deal with a seemingly large mantle, Paul reminded him that Timothy's ministry had been confirmed by prophetic words and that he should persevere.
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Timothy 4:14
Through his perseverance, many would be saved, including himself, as they watched him (and he watched himself).
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:16
So what are you waiting for? Age really is nothing but a number. There are great gifts inside of you. Ask Holy Spirit to reveal them and teach you how to use them. Won't you trust that they are there?
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!