Just finished reading Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris. I’d recommend this book for any teenager looking for something else in life. The authors also started the Rebelution website.
The book gives an insight into the low expectations our culture has for teenagers. Think about, if we do something to strive for excellence, the first thing most ppl say is, “At least there not doing drugs, having sex, etc.” Well it doesn’t have to be that way. Teenage years are not the time to party and have fun. Not necessarily that you can’t have fun, but that should not be the main focus.
We need to strive above and beyond what the cultural norm is. We need to DO HARD THINGS. Whether that be doing little normal things continually day after day or joining forces with other ppl to decrease world hunger. All are part of the kingdom of God. We Don’t need to wait until we are “grownup” to further the kingdom of God.
Personally, I need to continue searching for God and finding what he wants me to strive for. There are so many things I can do. But am I willing. Are we willing to do what God wants us to do? Are we willing to lay aside our own ambitions for the kingdom of God?