How many years do you have to be alive to make a difference in someone’s life?
How many years do you have to be married in order to offer someone advice?
How many months after being initiated into motherhood can you start sharing what you’re learning?
There will always be someone who knows more than you, who is more experienced than you, who has been married longer than you, who has been a parent for more time, or who has simply been alive longer than you.
The question is not “when we can starting using our lives and stories to help others?”, it’s how. So many people go to the grave with the call of God sitting dormant in their hearts.
Life is too short to wait until the perfect moment when everyone will respect and listen to you.
I remind myself (and my husband when we’re really feeling extra young and inexperienced) almost daily of the words of Paul.
Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
1 Timothy 4:11-12
Here is the key:
If you teach it then live it.
You can be an example by your words AS SOON AS YOU’RE READY to be an example by your life.
I’m not talking perfection, I’m just talking about a daily commitment to follow God in your life, love, faith and purity.
So what are you waiting for? You are fully released, fully empowered and completely and totally RADICALLY ANOINTED to be a leader if you are ready to give your words and actions over to God for him to use as an example.
Don’t waste anymore time, be a voice, and an example. The world is too short on both of those things that are surrendered to Jesus.