In the society we live in, teens are thought of as irresponsible, rebellious people who just want to party all the time. (Thought not all the time though.)
We are told that this is the time to live it up until we’re an adult and then we’ll settle down and live responsibly.
I don’t think this is true or right.
Our teen years are not the time to party life away; this is the time when we prepare for adulthood.
This is the time to grow in your character, from good habits, and serve others. As teenagers, this is the time we learn what the world is, what we think our morals are and so forth.
As teens, we are in a unique situation, where we basically have responsibly and freedom without the bills. 😉
Most teens as we hit 16 – 17, we start to get more freedom. This shouldn’t be an excuse to do whatever you want, use this time! You have the time to help out at the Sunday School, to go to coffee with your friend, to serve in this way.
We don’t have to worry whether we have to pay electricity. We can just focus on our school, our friendships, our relationship our family, and growing closer to God.
God doesn’t care how old or young you are. He will love you and use you in his masterplan if you are willing to trust him with your life.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
God doesn’t care who you are, what you’ve done, all your bad habits or your age. He just wants a heart that loves him. It doesn’t matter if your young, you can accomplish great things with God’s help.
Our teens years are not mean to be live frivolously. God wants to use our teen years for us to grow closer to him and become the person God made us be.
What are some ‘stereotypes’ you hate for people to stick with teenagers? How can we fight these stereotypes? What are some ideas on how a teen can serve God at this specific time in his or her life?Share tem with me in the comments section below.