1 Timothy 4:12 King James Version (KJV) 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.
Recently I had a conversation with a dear friend and the topic of young people came up. The subject about “young people” however turned out to be a pretty bad beating from my dear friend’s perspective about what they don’t know and what they don’t do.
It was after we departed that I began to look closely at the young people in my family and in church to recognize that all young people come in different packages, just like we adults.
What might be more troubling for me is the fact that we adults are often too quick to judge young people by writing them off as what will be their final outcome in life. It is a mistake to do this and yet, as adults, we believe we know more than God. But we don’t.
Thinking along the line of judging young people made me to go search scriptures because that’s the foundation of truth. Even in the scriptures you will read about young people being judged prematurely and written off as not having a future or value.
It is regrettable that we are seeing more young people being incarnated at an alarming rate but should we just throw in the towel and walk away from them?
Let’s look at life for our young people the way God would want us to be doing.
Not judgmental or closing our eyes or ears to what they are going through. But rather, reaching out to them with dignity and respect.
After all, a small open hand can open up a whole lot of love.
Just keeping it real but, young people represent our future and if we have no faith in them triumphing over their obstacles they are facing today, then why should our opinions matter to them?
Can we indeed expect anything good for their future?
I think that we can.
The impossible can happen.
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