Don't Be Afraid to Think Young | by Kevin Meyer
You're only as old as you feel. Guess what? There is some truth to that well-worn saying.
A number of recent research studies back this up. People who feel younger than their age are more likely to score higher on a memory test, consider their health to be better and are less likely to suffer symptoms of depression.
"We found that people who feel younger have the structural characteristics of a younger brain," said Dr. Jeanyung Chey of Seoul National University.
Chey and her colleagues conclude: "If somebody feels older than their age, it could be a sign for them to evaluate their lifestyle..." Or simply, it's wise to think young! There is a difference between aging and growing old.
One advantage that young people have is sincere enthusiasm and idealism. Untested potential means young people do not know the limits of their abilities or willpower. It may be one of the reasons Jesus says, Become like a child (Matthew 18:3). Our eternal, never-aging God challenges us to think young and to trust His unlimited ability and power as we follow Jesus.