Dear wonderful family of God,
As you know there is no age restriction or limit on your willingness to be used to glorify Christ. When I was a young teenager we knew of a family who had a tragic car accident during the school holidays. Sadly, the mother and daughter died. At the funeral there was a powerful testimony shared about the little girl. She was eleven years old when she died but before she died, she shared the Salvation of Jesus Christ with her grandfather. She was a small vessel still maturing in her Christian walk.
At the age of eleven she was willing to make a difference and she radically evangelised her grandfather.
Willingness can be sporadic but it can also be focused. At thirteen a young boy got up at a school assembly and committed his life to Christ. That same boy at seventeen had to write an essay on the topic, “why I should be made head boy”. He wrote that if he was made head boy he would lead his peers to focus on Christ. His heart and vision was to bring radical change to his school for the glory of God. He was voted in as the head boy leader of that school. That young boy is now an adult youth pastor reaching many young people for Christ.
Despite his stature and age, David was willing to stand for his nation against the Philistine giant Goliath in a battle to the death. The key to his willingness was that he chose to truly trust in God and fully recognise who he was in the Lord and what he could do by abiding in Him. He was fully willing but he also knew full well that God would do the rest.
1 Samuel 17:32 “And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
I want to encourage you by telling you that you are able, you are God’s holy, useful vessel made for a time such as now.