Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set a good example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1Timothy 4:12
Moses was 120 years old when he went up to the mountain to die. He ministered until the day of his death. Many of us claim we can no longer serve the Lord because of our age
or our health, etc. The Lord never put a time limit on our service. Paul served even as he was lead to his death. Most of the apostles served and witnessed to their last breath, sometimes from the cross.
Timothy was urged by Paul not to let others look down on him due to his age. Timothy was much younger than most of the other church leaders but he learned at the feet of Paul. He also served with Paul even enduring some of the same abuse as Paul.
Through it all, he continued to lift up the name of Jesus. He lead a prosperous and deeply committed body of Christ. He had the same type of believers as we do in our churches and yet, he was able to lead by example as well as leading by not compromising his beliefs and his faith in Christ.
Our age is not a determining factor in our value to the Lord. Whether young, old or somewhere in between, the Lord has a place and an assignment for us to fulfill. Witnessing in first grade may lead the teacher to the Lord. Sharing our lives in Christ from a hospital bed as we are contemplating our last days can lead hospital workers to seek the Lord. Living a life of servant leadership in our jobs, our schools or in our homes is one of the ways we can share our faith.
Whatever our age or health or situation, we can offer a balm of Gilead to a hurting world. A gentle word, a helping hand, a caring touch can be just what the Doctor of the universe orders.
Don't let age or inexperience or fear stand in the way of sharing our Best Friend with those that share our lives. If we had a miracle cure, we would want to share it. We have a miracle worker Who has given His all for us. We just need to let the world know how much love He has for them. It may make all the difference in their eternity.