rebelling against low expectations

AuthorKatelyn Skrdlant

is a 17-year-old, homeschooled, farm girl who has a passion for youth ministry and global missions. She enjoys baking, reading, and eating cookie dough. Katelyn loves to hang out with friends and is very involved in the Student Leadership Team at her church. Check out her blog at:

Don’t Let Your Fear Take Over


A few weeks ago, a friend asked me, “What is one major thing you struggle with, that keeps you from striving towards God?” The second I heard it, the answer became clear– fear. We all face fears, fear of the future, failure, rejection, and betrayal. It’s crippling. The fact is, if we aren’t careful, fear will take root in our lives and control all our decisions. It creeps in like a thief seeking...

When Pain Precedes the New Creation


Today, I looked out the window and saw a stray peacock whom my family has affectionately named “Elmer” walking through my front lawn. The sun was shining down on his feathers in breathtaking brilliance, showcasing the deep turquoises, blues, and greens his Creator gifted him with. I thought back to a few months ago when his tail feathers began to break, and eventually fell out. Elmer didn’t...

Do You Believe the Bible?


About a month ago, I started a one-year Bible reading plan. If I stick to it, I will have read the entire Old Testament by next September. As I read through the Old Testament, I keep realizing just how crazy the Bible is. It is filled with astonishing accounts including the Creation of the earth from nothing, a worldwide flood, fire from heaven, and talking donkeys to name a few. Later in the New...

Let Go of Your Shame


Shame is something many people carry around like a bag of rocks. Let’s face it, we’ve all done something we regret. It could be that you didn’t say what you needed to before it was too late, or maybe it was something you did say. It could be something you looked at late at night when no one else was around to see the computer screen, or giving into peer pressure. It might be something I...

3 Steps to Trusting God In Your Confusion


“Lord, please give me clarity and show me what I am supposed to do.” This seems to be my go-to prayer lately. Sometimes I think “Okay, I understand what is happening now,” and then BOOM! Something crazy happens and I’m completely clueless again. Life is hard. There are bumps, turns, and plot twists all the time. If I’m not careful, I will get pulled down by the current of this wild sea. So what...

Your Value is Found in Christ Alone


You are valuable. This is something I had a hard time accepting. I thought other people had value, but when it came to believing it for myself, I struggled. As I grew older, I realized that other teens struggled with the same problem. Why do we allow ourselves to have such low self-esteem? For me it was because I did not realize my identity in Christ. I did not know who I was, or who my Heavenly...

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 →