An Example To Youth

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Monday, May 11, 2020

1 Timothy 4:12 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.

Simon Sinek says "Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first and open a path for others to follow."

As youth leaders, we are an example, no matter our age. We are an example for the youth that we lead and we should take that seriously.

We should be an example of respect. We should speak respectfully about parents, youth, other leaders, other members, our community. I know what it is like to go for the quick and cheap laugh. It feels good for a moment but does not feel good in the long run. Now I am all for some healthy humour, just learn the line between humour and disrespect.

We should be an example of grace. We all mess up. We all need God's grace. Encourage your youth to stretch and grow in their faith. Encourage your youth to believe the promises of a big God. Encourage your youth towards obedience. But remember that God has extended his grace to you in your weaknesses and failures. So when a young person messes up. extend that same grace to them. And when their parents mess up, extend grace to them, and teach the youth to do the same.

Let's be leaders who set the example of how broken humanity has been reconciled to God, and how broken humans can serve and love others.

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