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The inner workings of my mind

1 Timothy 4:12

on July 15, 2010

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1Timothy 4:12

Age is nothing but a number that we, as humans, attatch to someone/thing in order to have a classification for it. The concept of age gives our mortal minds a foothold. But God is timeless- He created time. He specifically placed each person on this planet at the exact time He wanted each person to be here. We are all here for a purpose. We all have the ability to grow in wisdom and understanding. When we gain an understanding, we need to live it out. True, some people have had more life experience than others, but wisdom and understanding come from God, not experience. No person has wisdom in the same exact areas as another, and it is our job to share what we have learned with others. The wisdom and understanding we gain must be put to action in our words, lifestyle, love for others, willingness to step out and trust God, and discernment to live pure lives. By this, we can be a light to others and teach our brothers and sisters in Christ what God has taught us.

God created everyone different. Those differences should not be an impediment to fulfilling our purpose to love God and love others. Those differences are the beauty of who God is; they show his creativity, wonder, and love. In our flesh, it is not possible to completely overlook differences, such as age, one-hundered percent of the time. We must examine ourselves from time to time to determine if we are looking down on others; we might even be doing it subconsciously. We also need to examine ourselves in this area to make sure that we haven’t let society tell us (again, it could be subconsciously) that what is expected of us is determined by the number we have attatched to ourselves according to our length of existence on earth. Our time on earth is a grain of sand compared to the vast eternity we will spend with our Father in Heaven. It is our job to make the most of every minute, every second, and do so by living our lives in the wisdom and understanding of our Lord.

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