An Example

11:12 AM

I'm actually going to write a DEEP meaningful post today! ;) I hardly ever do and I thought today would be a nice day to write one.

So, do you remember 1 person (besides family and Christ of course) in your life that you feel has made some type of impact on your life? Someone that either made you feel special or helped you up when you were down?
Mine was from when I was a little tike.
Lets call him J.

Growing up my mom worked within the youth group so my sister and I had a lot of big "brothers and sisters" that watched out for us and that we looked up to. For me though J stood out among the rest.
I remember all the youth having a big pillow fight in our basement and so I thought a 6 year old could join too. Maneuvering myself though the sea of teens, feathers and silly stringed air I went and grabbed a pillow. Next thing i knew. J ran over, picked me up and ran me around on his shoulders so i could hit everyone from a decent hight. Then I got passed for teen to teen each letting me hit the last person who held me. But of course I ended back up with J who set me on the ground and looked at me and started laughing.

J and his brother were ALWAYS picking my sister and I up and would spin us around till we were horse from laughing.
J always made me feel special. Once we were at a skating rink and my friend and were clinging to the side of the wall as most 7 year olds do. Next thing we new J came between us, grabbed our hands and took us around the skating rink.

J has been with the Lord for almost 10 years now. But I still remember those simple things he did for me. He made a 6 year old feel so special that words cannot describe.

J is why have such a heart to work with kids within the church. I remember what's its like to watch the teenagers and how cool it feels when they talk and hang out with you!

Before I go I encourage guys and girls to remember they are a example to those young kids of His. We need to make sure we watch out for them. Make them feel special. Let them know how much God loves them through our actions. You never know how much of what you say and do for kids impacts their lives.
Just look at J and I. At 7 years old I thought J was the coolest "big brother" i could ever have that was not even related to me! What i didn't know was that after he left and I grew, that 10 years later, what he did as "a big brother" would make me want to work with kids in our church and be the cool "big sister" for them.

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

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  1. Hi Samantha,
    What a cool post! It is SOOO important for teens and adults to be good role models for the younger kids they are around. Little kids are so easily imprinted upon. They take in everything you do.
    That is great that J took you under his wing. Sounds like you had so much fun with him. It is also cool that because of him you have a passion for little ones. Use it for the Lord.

  2. I loved this post, Samantha. I can totally remember all the teens who made me feel special when I was a little kid. I hope I can do the same for the little kids I hang out with. :)

  3. This was a really awesome post, Samantha! I loved it. :)


  4. Great post Samantha! :) That's so cool that you had someone special like that in your life. I love little kids. :) Have a great day! :)

    -Karlee Kay

  5. samantha! this post is so beautifully written. i simply adore it. :) you definitely challenged me to be a better example for the youth in my church. thank you!

  6. ps: ditto what amanda b. said. (:


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