rebelling against low expectations

AuthorKelsey Moore

is a 21-year old from Hoschton, GA. She enjoys reading and writing, and she loves all things that have to do with Africa, missions, and ministry. She looks forward to seeing how God will use her to show others His love in the future.

Faith, Fear, and Australia–3 Lessons I Learned As I Stepped Out

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I’ll never forget the day that I stepped onto the airplane at the Atlanta airport. This wasn’t just any plane or a normal trip. I was going to Australia. I was terrified, I was excited, and I was questioning my decision all at the same time. I thought I had lost my mind. About a year earlier, during my senior year of highschool, I felt God leading me to do something that was missions-focused...

What Christian Teens Should Know About Muslims

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In the summer of 2015, I was on my second mission trip to Uganda. We were on our way back to the U.S., and our first flight was from Uganda to Nairobi, Kenya. I remember getting on the small plane and noticing that my sister and I had seats farther away from the family we were traveling with. But that wasn’t the part that scared me the most. As we boarded, we realized that every one of the...

3 Reasons Why You Should Share Your Story

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You have a story. It is a story that is unique, and beautifully written by our Creator. It is a story of challenges you’ve faced and lessons you have learned. But more importantly, it is the story of Redemption. The best part of your story is when God entered your life and changed everything for the best. Your story starts when Jesus calls you by name, and you accept His invitation to become His...

Stop Being a People-Pleaser

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I have a confession to make: I am a people pleaser. I care deeply and passionately about people and what they think of me. That means I hate it when others are mad at or disappointed in me. I want people to like me. People-pleasing is a common characteristic and goal in our culture. But that begs the question: is it good to live for the approval of others? A few weeks ago, I was thinking through...

Three Reasons Why Not to Stress

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Stress. We hear that word a lot in our society today. It’s a word used to describe how we feel when we have a lot on our plates, along with many expectations. Tests, deadlines, tension, jobs, and our futures are only some of the things that overwhelm us. This generation is anxious and stressed, that is including me. In fact, stress has become a common and usual emotion for just about everyone. As...

Christian, You Need the Church

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I remember the times when I have been hurt by the church. Those were not good feelings. It destroyed my self-confidence, and it made me fearful and angry. As time went on, I became more and more withdrawn and reserved. To be honest, I began asking God what the church was for. As an introvert, I tend to be more independent, and I like to spend a good amount of time by myself. When I realized I was...

What Every Introvert Needs to Know About Being a Leader

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I remember the first time I walked into our new youth group. It was March of 2015. I remember being overwhelmed with the amount of students in the building. I wanted to dig a hole in the ground and hide. Forever. Welcome to one of the thoughts many introverts have. This is what it was like for me being an introvert in the church, at first anyway. My Life as an Introvert Introverts are people who...

You Are No Longer a Slave to Fear

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“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” The first time I heard the song “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel was at our church’s summer camp in 2015. The lyrics hit me hard. I realized that I was no longer captive. I am His. In other words, God had set me free, but I had a death-grip on the chains He had pulled away. I was free, but I acted like I was still bound. As...

3 Lessons I Learned from Doing Hard Things in Ethiopia

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“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” – John 15:16 I remember how scared and unsure I was when I heard from God during the fall of 2015. He was telling me I needed to go to Ethiopia. I had been to Ethiopia before, just not on a...

rebelling against low expectations

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