Last night my mom took me with her to her women’s group at church. I decided to go since I am getting older and will have to start thinking about saying good bye to youth group, and hello to a young adults group or a women’s group.
As I sat down I got this sudden urge of panic as I felt that I was about to be surrounded by older women who would look down on me, or that I didn’t qualify to be there, which was a faulty thought. But then I remembered this verse,
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
As I sat there I thought through the situation in my head, yes I am much younger than these other women, but I might have something they don’t. As a youth I still have this child-like heart for God. I’ve come to a conclusion after spending some time observing over the past few years, as people get older they’re more reluctant to let God in and allow Him to change them. But I feel like that’s when we need Him the most, I mean He already knows everything, all your needs and wants, but the confirmation is what He wants.
The women’s group was great though, these women no matter the age difference, they all had their own struggles and needed God. I feel that it’s really important to surround yourself with other Christians, who help you to grow and overcome your problems. And it doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you are always able to show the love of Christ.