What comes in people's mind when they here teenager? having fun, punks, immature, sex, drugs, alcohol, addiction, not the stuffs that's very pleasure in ears, do we the "teenagers" agree to this? are this the reasons that made us all hype to get into that year?
Well we're not all yes to those, but partly.
This twins really made me inspire on their courage to step out. and yeah they're the ones who invented this new word rebellion= rebel-revolution. They wanted to speak up about people being fooled by the myth of adolescence- the myth that's been stuck on minds of the youth, the myth that made us all think that being young is like a summer vacation from life, a time to fool around. And we the teenagers believe this myth. But that should be stop! and let's spread that!
FOR those who wanted to step out, but stuck on worrying..
-we often hear from the "experienced ones" that we're still young and we don't know yet what's hard when we say we're on a down situation and asking for their advice, or we often hear them saying that we're not good enough to reach that standard. and we all get suck from that lies, The less their expectations, the less we care, the less we paid attention to it. But don't let that get into you! You already got the hunger to strive it, you just gotta grasp it!. and God doesn't count time and so as age, If the world expect little from us, well hey God doesn't!
As in some cartoon movie quoted (correct me if I'm wrong) I think it's in Robots: "If you don't chase after your dream it will hunt you forever". Don't wait to regret wasting your time before realizing things.
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."
-want to be heard? speak up! do hard things! not to rebel on what our parents say our the government or whatever, But knowing the truth, and not telling you're opinion is like saying to them that you agree to it. Try, don't just watch, be part of it. Better fail and learn something new rather than not having a chance and stuck with your useless pride.
FOR those who wants to experience the freedom of adolescence..
-as in the book quoted "we like the freedom of low expectations gives us, but we're really being robbed". robbed from what? from the many chances that's been given to you that you didn't take. The pleasures of the world are like silent killers, it a recoil on our life. in every decision we make it will all affect our life in the future.
1 John 3:15-17 "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
People lets change that image of young generation that brings the world down, let us not pull each other down. This is my encouragement for those who felt that they're one of those above. You might say you're neither, but think about it first before being defensive, lay down your pride and ask God for awareness. I really encourage everyone to read this book -Do hard things. It's a unexplainable joy that I'm not the only one who thinks this way. actually we all are! And believe me I haven't finish the book, I'm not even close to that. And I'm gonna keep on blogging about this book, It's something to be heard. and I hope if you're reading this, think about it. are you gonna do hard things? or you'd rather cross the craziness before getting serious. think about it. God's been waiting before we even came? are you gonna make Him wait longer cause you don't wanna get ruled with you life?
Topics that I might do next:
-Myth of Adolescence
-5 Hard Things