1. “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” | 1 Timothy 4:12
It doesn’t matter if you are 8, 18 or 48 years old – God can use you, no matter your age. You may be tempted to think that there isn’t much you can do until you get older, but you couldn’t be more wrong. No matter where you are in life, use the gifts, opportunities and resources that God has given you to grow in your knowledge of Him and share His love with others.
2. “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” | Psalm 139:14
Never forget that you are a hand-crafted project by God. We are reminded every day of what beauty standards are in our culture. We even face the temptation to change who we are, both externally and internally, to fit a certain “image” that is only momentarily popular. But keep in mind, true beauty comes from believing you are truly “wonderfully made” in the image of God.
3. “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” | Jeremiah 29:13
Life is full of distractions. In the quest to figure out what we should do or how we should navigate life, we can forget that without a relationship with God, everything is futile. Regardless of the distractions that surround your life, are you giving God the chance to join you in your journey? All He asks for is a heart that is willing to set aside everything else for Him. Don’t become so busy with life that you forget the One who gave it to you.
4. “She opens her mouth with wisdom. And on her tongue is the law of kindness.” | Proverbs 31:26
There is power in the words of a wise woman. Our words can either lift others up or kick them down. Many of us have had experience with the latter, and yet, we still find ourselves in situations where we have done the same. Thanks to the incredible example set by women in the Bible, we are reminded that our words can be used to spread wisdom and kindness, and thus, glorify God.
5. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” | Psalm 19:14
God isn’t asking for you to worship Him as a perfect, Proverbs 31 look-alike. He wants you as you are, doing the best that you can do, to honor Him with what you’ve been given. Let your words be fruitful. Let your heart meditate on the goodness of God. If you struggle with either one of these, ask Him for help. I promise, as your Redeemer, He will be there to help, guide and comfort you like no one else has before.