As I have mentioned before, we as writers yield an immense amount of power! With stories we can provoke emotion at wrongdoing, but equally valuable is the ability to write about things that matter to us in a direct way, not put into a story, but said as it is.
Recently I have been learning this as I have been preparing for a week long government class, realizing that writing is important in our responsibility to be a good and godly citizen of any country. We can write to encourage those who are older than us who have the ability to vote to vote for candidates who uphold the truth, and we can also inform people of important matters that may not be obvious. Through all of this, by our actions, we can be a mighty influence, not by our age, but through the gifts that God has given us and our responsibility to the coming generations.
I challenge and encourage you to be diligent in your writing, so that no matter where God puts you, you may be fully prepared!
"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:1-4
(All Scripture quoted from the English Standard Version)