There's always cliques; the track kids, cheerleaders, nerds, gothic kids, misfits, you name it! There's always groups of teenagers who dress the same and go everywhere together. They might bully you just because you're not like them. Or, maybe they pressure you into doing stuff you don't believe in.
Whatever it is, there's a reason God has put you in the school you're in. It has nothing to do with your dad's job-that you had to go to that school-or that your family lives right beside it. He put you in that school to make a difference in one teenager's life...or make a difference in the whole school!
How do you start? Right where you're at. Be who God created you to be. Here are some do's and don't s when your ready to start sharing hope.
-Sit by the new girl at school and have a conversation without making it awkward.
-Be open and kind when the cheerleaders say bad words deliberately.
-Lead by example in the bus, hallways, and after-s…
When do you submit? Even
though I am a very committed Christian, at times I find myself wanting worldly
desires. I know it’s in all of us; it’s our human nature. But I never thought I
would feel so strongly about these temptations I know are bad! Have you ever felt this? It’s
like we know they are wrong, but it doesn’t take the fact away we want that. One
of my weaknesses as a young girl was stubbornness. My mom remembers several
occasions on which I would not listen to authority. The
Candice and Kelly. It’s popsicle time!” Mom enthusiastically announced, sitting
my sister and I down at the table. Kelly, the blonde-headed angel received her
Popsicle graciously. I, on the other hand, refused. “I
don’t want to eat a Popsicle.” I declared. Startled by the stubbornness of her
oldest child, and new to the whole discipline world, Mom stared at me confused.
do you mean you won’t eat your Popsicle?” And after many attempts to sweet-talk
me into eating it, she decided …
Imagine if you were where you are in life for a critical cause. You're in settings filled with people who desperately craved truth. They've been told their whole lives that they were never good enough; a mistake. They've listened to lies their whole life and they wouldn't believe them if they had just one other voice speaking in to their life- but they don't. All they have is the Accuser whispering into their ear that nobody cares about them...and as much as they don't want to receive that message there is no one willing to give them any hope.
Then there's you. All you thought was that ever since your Dad's job change you just happened to start going to a new school and new neighborhood. It just happened. You had no control over it. Sure, it's not fun at times but it's no big deal. Sure, you go to church and your close friends know you're a Christian. But it's no big deal. You don't take everything as supernatural or "more than…