Mary was just a teenager…
Yet the angel didn’t ask her, “If you think you’re up for this.”
Nor did He say, “When you’re old enough to handle it, this will happen to you.”
He simply told her what God had given him to tell her. She, a teenager, was about to play as big a part in God’s redemptive history as David the giant killer. Who, by the way, also was a teenager when he did that…
And God never said, “But she’s just a teenager.” Or, “He’s just a teenager.” No, He chose teenagers.
Teenagers can have faith. Even great faith. Because God, who is the giver of faith, shows us again and again that He gives this gift to teenagers with no hesitation.
What about you? Do you believe?
Would you be ready to say with Mary, “Behold the maidservant/servant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” Or would you quickly say, “But I’m just a teenager…” Or, “But… (fill in the blank with some other excuse).” You don’t have to say that about yourself. And you don’t have to let others say it of you either.
God may not call you to do exactly what David did, or Mary did. But He does call you to live your teenage years by faith.
And teenagers can have great faith.
If you don’t, ask God. “Lord, I desire the faith of Mary.” “I desire the faith of David.” The very prayer He loves to answer!