Ask Ainsley- December 2013

 

Ask Ainsley

Dear Ainsley,

My friend just broke her wrist and I  feel terrible for her.  I don’t really know what to say to her because I know she is in so much pain and don’t want to make her feel worse. What should I do to help her?

Dear Th!nk Reader,

Most importantly I think you should pray for her. Praying is really important when someone is hurt. God has the power to heal a person from any sickness or pain. For thinking of what to say to her, just think, ‘what would I want someone to say to me if I was in her situation?’  You can also help her carry her stuff (depending on where you see her). You could also write her an encouraging note it’s even ‘write to a friend’ month. It doesn’t have to be long, but I’m sure it would cheer her up.  Also be understanding, imagine the pain and sadness she is feeling.

Love,

Ainsley

Dear Ainsley,

I have decided that I really want to use my life to do something great for God. Even now when I am only a kid. the problem is I can’t think of something to do. Do you have any ideas?

Dear Th!nk reader,

It is great that you want to use your life for God! It is important to do the things that last and not the things that don’t matter. It is even better that you realize that even your time right now, as a kid, matters as we humans have such a limited time on earth. There are many things God can use you to do for him we just have to be willing and ready to do it. there are many exciting options for you, but what is the right thing? What has God gifted you at? Maybe it’s writing books or stories, or maybe its teaching others about God. Many times when people say, “I want to do something Great for God!,” they are picturing going overseas to be a missionary, or smuggling Bibles into countries without many. These are great but, as you were saying, you can’t really do that by yourself when you are only 10, 11, 12, etc. Maybe you could learn the language of the country if you are sure of where God will want you, but it is hard to be sure. Sometimes  thought the most important ministries even for adults is things like prayer, and just living in a way that pleases God. Look at your home, neighborhood, and school as your mission field. These are some of the hardest places to live for God and minister to others, but it is also one of the most important places. When I decided like you to use my life for God even now when I am still young, I wanted to write a book or start a group for younger girls, just like I know other people had done. I did end up doing things like that but it wasn’t such a big ministry as I hoped for. God is still finding ways to use these small things he told me to do thought, to teach me and others. God had something else in mind instead of doing those other big dreams that weren’t for me. God had this magazine in mind. I hope this helped! I am excited to hear about how God uses your willingness

Love,

Ainsley

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