rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAnita Shami

is an Australian teen who strives to glorify God through her writing. She wants to be a nonfiction author someday and is a part of the Young Writers Workshop. Aside from writing, she loves reading, piano, and French. You can check out her blog at Proverbs 9Ten.

Dear Teen, Don’t Waste Your Life


Sometimes, we lose sight of what’s truly good in our lives. It seems that the biggest achievement for some is binging a whole TV show in a week. A person may feel validated by partying every weekend. Others pride themselves on their endless Youtube sessions. Regular shopping sprees could be a goal for some. Meanwhile, others are amused by scrolling on Instagram for hours. On the outside, this is...

3 Things to Remember When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Hard Things


Sometimes I don’t feel like going to school or getting up early. Sometimes I don’t feel like helping with chores or doing homework. I do these things regardless, but rarely because I feel like it. So you can imagine the debate that goes on in my head when I try to do hard things. The feeling argument goes something like this: “Why go out of your way when you are comfy where you are?” “Anything...

Choose Joy At School: Wisdom for Students


“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) This is stupid, but I used to want bad things to happen to me. I thought my faith wasn’t strong because I hadn’t gone through a tough time. I...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →