Saturday, July 14, 2012

Now is the Time!

There are some who would say that today's youth are the leaders of tomorrow. While that may be true, I must ask the question: Why wait until tomorrow? All too often, we let the boundaries of age get in the way of God-given leadership. That's why youTheology is all about training young people to be godly leaders. Leaders today!

1 Timothy 4:8-15 says, "Train yourself for a holy life! While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come. This saying is reliable ad deserves complete acceptance. We work and struggle for this: 'Our hope is set on the living God, who is the savior of all people, especially those who believe.' Command these things. Teach them. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Instead, set an example for the believers through your speech, behavior, love, faith, and by being sexually pure. Pay attention to public reading, preaching, and teaching. Don't neglect the spiritual gift in you. Practice these things, and live by them so that your progress will be visible to all."

Embrace God's call to leadership! Don't wait until tomorrow. Don't wait until you're 'older', 'wiser', or 'smarter'. Those things come with time. Remember, we're all human and we're all here for a short time, relatively speaking. "Indeed, people shouldn’t brood too much over the days of their lives because God gives an answer in their hearts’ joy. (Ecc. 5:20)" Let's make the most of it. There is nothing that says you can't do great things just because you're young. Now is the time.

- Thomas R. Myers
youTheology Intern
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

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