{Wordfilled Wednesday} What’s your example?

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Have you stopped recently to consider the example you are setting by your faith and life in action?

I'm not so much talking about what you believe or think, but how you actually live.

Have you taken stock of the example you're setting in not only what you say and do, but how you live out a biblical-love-drenched, Jesus-following faith, marked by a life of purity in a culture that tosses that pursuit to the curb?

See, this matter of being an example is something that concerns me deeply because I've spent more than fifteen years involved with mentoring teenage girls and have witness a great need for girls to have godly examples in their lives. I know it is possible to be that woman because I'm living out that reality, but by God's grace. Today, my oldest daughter is offically a teen, for a whopping 24 hours, and we find ourselves tasting something beautiful. She's waited her whole life for this season and I've not dreaded it coming at all. God has given me such confidence in Him and humble training over the years, which has enabled us to navigated this journey well and look to the future years with great hope and excitement. Have we had bumps in the past?  Oh yes.  Will we have ones in the future? I'm sure. But is it possible to be engaged with our teen children in a positive way and to speak life into the next generation?  Absolutely! I want that for you!

Ladies, we need to step up to the plate and get seriously involved with the next generation of women.

I've learned that the example described in this particular Scripture passage from 1 Timothy  calls "the young" to set an example for others to see, but the reality is that if they don't see women — their moms, aunts, grandmas, teachers, coaches, older sisters in Christ and in flesh — living this out, then they don't think they even need to try. 

Our generation is so hurting, so distracted, so self-absorbed that most of our sisters are forsaking the Titus 2 call and they don't even know it.  Maybe it is because so many don't feel equipped?  Is that how you feel?  Well, very soon I will be releasing a brand new ebook, Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified, which will be at least one solution for those among us that need encouragement, training, and direction when it comes to mentoring daughters and other young girls.

At first glance, you might think this need to mentor has nothing to do with you, especially if you are not mother of a teen girl.  But trust me, your voice and example matters.  It is our calling as women to get involved with raising up the next generation.  They need you today.  They need us.

Will you answer the call?

 

 

Subscribe to More to Be today for updates and you'll receive a link to an exclusive free download of 100 Things I Want to Tell Teen Girls!  I hope this resource will inspire and equip you (the links lead to Scriptures and resources) to speak into the lives of  tween, teen, or twenty-something girls desperately waiting to receive your wisdom and love.

 

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Elisa Pulliam

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at www.elisapulliam.com

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  1. Yes, I absolutely agree! I have a daughter and learned very early on that what I do is followed more than what I say. As parents, it's so important to model a life of living for Jesus. We never know who might be watching, for instance, friends of our children. (I don't say that to put pressure on ourselves, but as a reminder that we have a wonderful opportunity.) We can be an example for not only our children, but for others as well. While we might never know who all sees us as an example, God does. 

    In Christ, 

    Laura

    Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith

     

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    • Laura, thanks for taking the time to share a comment!

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  2. I wrote something similar today in my post!  It was more relating on how the choices we make now (whether or not to live a godly life) affects our future generations.  We are investing in the lives of others whether or not we accept that truth…but when we accept that truth we can invest Christ into their lives.

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    • Sharon, I look forward to reading your post.  Just getting home from vacation, so I'll be buy later this week!

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  3. Yes, such good thoughts on the importance of leaving a positive, godly example for all those we come in contact with, and especially with our own families.

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    • Cherry, thanks for taking the time to leave an encouraging word.  What a blessing!

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  4. Important words of encouragement for all Christian women, including so many of us grandmothers who are called to be proactive at leaving a sweet spiritual legacy in the hearts and minds of our children, grandchildren, and often, their friends. For some of us, it may be a large ministry with many. For others, it may be one on one or one on three, with the ability to really pour into their hearts good examples, encouraging Bible memory verses, and more. However God leads us, it's vital to hear and heed His call on our hearts. Thank you for this vital reminder.

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    • Oh, yes, Kaye! The importance of a grandma cannot be under estimated.  We just spend a weekend camping with my husband's mom, and her influence never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for taking the time to share!

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  5. May we all answer the call to set a Godly example for thoser watching us. Thanks for the great post & for hosting the linkup, & God bless,

    Laurie

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    • Thanks, Laura, for taking the time to share an encouraging word with us today!

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