‘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 4:12(NLT)
Timothy was endowed spiritually as stated by what the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 4:14. He had a responsibility and Paul as an elder in ministry was admonishing him through his letter to him. It is good that one has a mentor in ministry who is genuinely concerned about one’s growth and development as a servant of the most high. I pray that may the Lord bring a connection between you and your appointed mentor in the journey of faith in Jesus name.
My friend,as long as the Lord has set you apart for a purpose and set you in motion for that purpose, you are never too young. Regardless of your what some people might say to spite you as regarding your age, hold on tenaciously to the promise of God to you and stay completely submissive to him. The Lord is perfect and so whatever time that he decides to send you forth is the perfect time,irrespective of how young you might be.
However,it is important to live an exemplary life so that one’s ministerial purposes might be most effectively achieved. Paul advised Timothy to be an example in his speech, lifestyle, love, faith and purity. This should be the same for you, beloved. It might appear scary to mount that podium and speak to the older members of the congregation or it could look impossible to take that microphone and lead the adult church in worship, but never forget that the one who has commissioned you is bigger,stronger and greater than any opposition that could ever exist. So walk in the confidence of the Lord being on your side and go on to do great exploits. Besides, since the Lord told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that his grace is sufficient for him, you can as well rest in the confidence of serving the same God whose grace is sufficient for you!
Just concentrate on following the Lord wholeheartedly and staying clear of sin as he leads you to heights unforetold. YOU ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG!