Someone’s Example, Someone’s Hero

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, Double Cousins, Home Is Where The Story Starts | 2 comments

Someone’s Example, Someone’s Hero

 

I Timothy 4:12 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.

Have you ever noticed that no matter your age, someone is always looking up to you? Who do you look up to or admire? I bet if you made a list it would include older siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, parents, grandparents, sports figures, teachers, and even your Pastor.

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What do all of these people have in common? For the most part, I would say they are older than you! It is normal for us to admire and look up to those who are older than us.

Elementary kids look up to the teenagers in their church and school. They want to be just like them. They hope to attain that status soon. Similarly, the teenagers look up to college students, college students to young parents, and young parents look up to older adults.

Where does this leave you? Say you are ten years old.  Does it matter what you do? After all, you’re just a kid. No one would look up to you! But wait, hold your horses!

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What about those younger kids, you know the ones? The little kindergarten, first, and second graders that hang around and get in your way? The ones that annoy you until you think you will scream!? Why don’t they just go play with their friends and leave you alone?

Here’s why. They look up to you. They admire you. They want to be just like you when they are ten.

Gulp! That’s right. They are watching you, imitating you, learning how to behave from you.

So, when you are tempted to fudge the rules, think! Who (besides God) is watching me? Who am I influencing?

Believe it or not, you are someone’s example. Someone’s hero. Be a good one.

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  1. Judy Taylor

    Miriam,
    Thank you so much for this post. Our children so need to receive this guidance.

    Blessings,
    Judy Taylor

    • admin

      Thank You, Judy. I was blessed to receive this teaching in the form of a little sister. I never wanted to do anything to be a bad example. It was a good way for God to help me pay attention. 🙂