Hey guys! Happy Thursday, I hope everyone is doing well. I know I am, I passed all my classes for the 7 weeks, so now I’m on to my next portion of classes for this semester. I bet you are wondering if you are an example.. WELL YOU ARE, and we are going to talk about that today 🙂
Today we are going to talk about 1 Timothy 4:12, I know a past writer wrote on this. However, I want to talk about it and how it relates to me currently.
So 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.”
This verse is really relatable especially while in college. I am obviously a freshman this year, so I am much younger than some others on campus. I have always been more drawn to older people, just because I respect the wisdom each person has. Most of my friends are adults back home.
Another thing is I try to hold myself to a very high standard. Like I talked about last week, distancing myself from enticing situations. Within the last week, since I posted I have been able to distance myself from those things. There has been numerous opportunities where I could have put myself in those situations, but I turn it down.
When I read that verse, I thought of the times when I have been treated differently because of my age, but I also don’t allow others to treat me like I am younger.
Then the second part, “set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
This is something God says everyone should live by, just because we always have someone watching us, to see how we conduct ourselves. Both spiritually or physically younger or older in age. But we should all hold ourselves to a standard and remember no matter who you are or how old you are, there is someone watching you. We are called to be examples of Christ in a lot of ways.
I challenge myself, and you guys this week to remember that you are an example to someone else, and to hold yourself to a higher standard than normally.
Thanks for poppin in,