Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Discussion Questions

How do I overcome my fear of growing up? Advice please!

NOEL WRITES: I know people who can’t wait to grow up, but when I was sixteen and was called an adult, I cried! Humiliating but true. The same thing basically happened for my 17th birthday.

And now I’m about to turn 18 and I hate the thought of work, college, and even graduating high school! I’ve procrastinated when it comes to getting my driver’s license, and I’m actually sad that I will be graduating high school 5-6 months early.

I never thought I would turn out like this. I don’t know where this fear comes from, but I think it might be because I simply don’t know what I am going to do. I don’t know what I want to be, don’t know what God wants me to do, and don’t even have any hobbies to fill my time after graduation.

By the end of this month, I will have a ton of time on my hands since I’ll be graduated from high school and won’t be starting college until next Fall, Lord-willing. The thought just terrifies me. How I will spend my time for the next 8 or so months?! Or better yet, how should I spend my time?

How do I get rid of this fear?

Thank you all SO so much!

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