“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 (NIV)
We live in a world where we can be influenced by so much. We can be influenced by music, TV, family and friends! It’s easy for us to accept this as normal because of our age. We fall into the trap of thinking because we are young we have so much time to live that it doesn’t really matter what I do now or what I’m influenced by. We are called to be influence-rs not those that are influenced.
You have the power within you to change any atmosphere you walk into. It’s kind of like the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat;
A thermometer changes based on the environment it’s in. If the environment is hot the thermometer becomes hot, if the environment is cold the thermometer becomes cold.
A thermostat is completely different. Instead of the environment changing the thermostat it’s the thermostat that changes the environment. So the thermostat can make the environment hot, or it can change it and make it cold.
Which one are you today? Come on guys, lets be thermostats!
This week at home, at school at cube lets start setting the example in these areas;
By speech – speaking positively, stopping all gossip and slander. Saying nice things to people.
By conduct – living every day watching how we act and live in every situation.
By love – by loving the unlovely.
By faith – believing God for the impossible!
By purity – staying pure in mind, in what we are watching, reading or hearing.
Cube Challenge: Throughout this week be prayerful and intentional about being ‘thermostats’!! Ask God to help you set the example in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity wherever you go this week!! Come on guys, lets change the environments we find ourselves in this week!