The Wisdom of Youth

One of the biggest perks of being a professional author is that it has given me opportunity to mentor younger writers like my friend Esther Sexton. Earlier this year, Esther wrote a piece that I found wise beyond the years of the author. It is my great pleasure to feature Esther as a guest blogger today and to share her perspective on this timely topic as she celebrates her twelth birthday on November 28, 2019. Here, in her own words, Esther shares with us her perspective on God’s truth and the world’s.

Artwork by Esther Sexton

Trying to Fit In by Esther Sexton

Have you ever tried to fit in? I know I have, lots of times. I’ve tried with clothes, looks, shoes or accessories…and I can go on.

God says, in the Bible, that charm can fool you. Beauty fades, but a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised. This means you can be as charming as you possibly can be, but the truth is that looks can be deceiving. He also says beauty fades and goes away. We will get old.

He says that a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised and that won’t go away no matter how old you get, how charming you want to be, or are, because God won’t go away. That is the truth.

So, no matter how much you want to “fit in” it’s really best if you stand out. I know this is easier said than done. But either you can stand with the world (a.k.a. the crowd) and be judged by God. Or you can stand with God and be judged by the world.

All those worries about what to wear and how to wear it will be gone one day. The choice is yours. What will it be?

A note from Esther: I’m Esther. I’m almost twelve years old. I have been writing for almost four years. I love writing with my BFF Laura. I want to be a nurse practitioner when I grow up. If you want to know more about God, let me know.

Connect with me, Laura Padgett, on Twitter @lauraleepadgett or my Facebook Author Page

Check out the books I have published:

“Dolores, Like the River,” available at Westbow Press, Barnes & NobleAmazon and all major online retailers.

The award-winning “Jesus in Shorts: Twenty-five Short Stories of Life-Changing Jesus Moments,” available now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Or see the Upcoming Events tab on this website for locations where I will be selling and signing my books.

See my Publications tab on this website for books I am featured in, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and Xulon Press, “Letters to America”.

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