Individuality

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Individuality

-discovering who you were meant to be so you can make a difference

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young.

Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.”

1 Timothy 4:12a

God is the only God. God is one of a kind with no beginning and no end. And everything God has created is unique and one of a kind. Each animal is not only different from the other species, but also different from other like animals. No Zebra has the exact same patterns of stripes. Each monkey has its own temperament. Each sparrow sings a slightly different tune.

The same is true for people. God made each person one of a kind—even identical twins have unique fingerprints! Every person that ever was or ever will be is an original, including the kids we serve each week in our children’s ministry environments.

Now, imagine that God created each one of those kids with an individual box of potential and your job as a parent or leader was to help them figure out how to open it and use it.

There’s a tendency to treat kids like they need to wait before they can start discovering what’s in their box—before they can do something that matters.  But kids can use their gifts right now. Sometimes they just need some help figuring out what’s in their box.

That’s why the points to remember this month are:

Jesus wants to use their story to make a difference

When they discover their gifts they can make a difference

When we use our gifts together we can make a greater difference

They can make a difference right now

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