September 19, 2008

News Flash: Teen capable of talking to adults!

"Yes, it's true folks! An actual teenager in Charlotte, NC had a real conversation with her mom this morning. And if that already isn't crazy enough, there was no yelling, arguing, or fighting involved! Believe it or not, this young, 15 year old girl has also been know to make her bed all by herself and do her homework with out being grounded.

Tomorrow she will titled 'Teen of the Year' in her town and there will now be a day named after her."

lol! this fake 'news flash' above is pretty funny. But sadly, it's almost believable in today's world, since, our culture is so drenched with low expectations for teens. It's really sad to me when some adults are shocked that I'm actually carrying on a REAL conversation with them. Or when they're so surprised that I actually respect them.

I'm nothing special. The only difference is that I'm surrounded with friends and family who actually DO have expectations for me. And I have God on my side.

I'm tired of being judged by my age. I'm tired of being told I'm too young to do anything or to have people disregard me or not take me seriously just because I'm a minor.

This is why I LOVE the Rebelution! They actually expect things of me, of you and of every other teen on this planet. They are already making a difference and I'm sure they'll continue to. After going to their conference and reading their book and blog, I'm so encouraged to do hard things for Christ! Will it always be easy? Absolutely not. But it is so worth it!

Back to two of my favorite verses:

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

God Calls us to set an example for others even though we are young. He says not to let ANYONE look down on us just because we are young. We are supposed to flee the evil desires of youth. It isn't easy, but we CAN do it because God is behind us!!


Matt said...

so true, so true. The Rebelution is awesome and exactly what we need these days.

Morgan said...

i love the rebelution and how they keep us teens accountable! i really like the 2nd verse you posted.

Matt said...

yeah, that's a great verse. It's the Harris' favorite...