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Everyone needs to be reminded that God creates us with a calling for each of our lives. Everyone is given gifts that need to be shared with the world.

You can be an agent of change in our world. You can empower anyone, no matter what age, to make a change in their life and to follow God’s call.

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Listen

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

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Think

Ever have to sit at the “kids’ table” at family get-togethers? I remember sitting at a small table with my cousins, separated from adult conversation.

Sadly, many of us feel removed when it comes to faith. We are led to believe only our church leaders and adults are the people who really possess knowledge and gifts. However, what about those who are not pastors or deacons or elders or teachers? Writing to Timothy, a teenager, Paul reminds him that in Christ there is no kids’ table. Timothy is told to demand respect, pull up a chair and join the conversation. Surely Timothy was shocked when Paul told him to be the leader in the congregation!

Don’t sit at the kids’ table because you don't feel worthy or able to contribute to the cause of Christ! YOU have something to say, a gift to use, something to contribute. Welcome to the table!

Dale Tadlock

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Pray

God, thank you for your invitation to the table! Help me to step up and offer all that I have in service to you, even when I feel inadequate or that my opinion does not matter. I offer myself to you. Amen.

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Go

It is easy to feel that we are not inspirational to others. However, each day we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be agents of inspiration and change in the lives of others. How have you been empowered by the Holy Spirit to inspire someone else? How can you make a difference in the world today?

You have the gifts, the ability, and the Spirit of the Living God to inspire others.

Go! Be! Inspire!

Dale Tadlock

Dale Tadlock is the associate pastor and minister to young adults and students at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia. He is currently serving as the president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Youth Ministry Network. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsay.

Holy Holy Holy

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