rebelling against low expectations

AuthorRebekah B.

is a 15-year-old blogger, who is madly in love with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She is a staff writer and author for Top Christian Books, and is a regular contributor for various sites. She hopes that what she writes encourages and inspires you to walk the narrow road. She blogs at The Narrow Road for Teens

Don’t Make God Fit Into Your Life


I was reading The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer recently and came across a passage that resonated with me and stopped me in my tracks. Much of our difficulty as searching Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image. The flesh whimpers against God’s inexorable sentence...

3 Steps to Offering a True Apology


Why is offering a genuine apology so difficult? It takes humility to go to someone and put ourselves in a vulnerable position by asking for forgiveness. Apologizing is an acknowledgment of our failure in a relationship with another person, and it’s embarrassing to admit that we were wrong, and acted or reacted out of line. When we offend or hurt someone, whether intentionally or unintentionally...

Don’t Use Music To Distract Yourself


I love music. I always have. I sing whenever I have a chance and have my headphones on for most of the day. I turn to it when I’m sad, happy, mad, or things turn sour. Basically, I use music to cope. Is that a bad thing? No, but it becomes a problem when I use it to avoid my emotions and rely on it instead of God. I have come to the conclusion that I’m using music to drown out my...

18 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful


Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with secret shopping trips for your family and friends, hot chocolate, tree decorating, snow (if you don’t live on the West Coast as I do), and beloved Christmas songs and carols. But all those things are not what Christmas is about. No, Christmas is more than the commercialism, and while the traditions are nice they are not the essence of...

5 Reasons You Should Study the Bible


“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).”   The Bible is an incredible book because it contains the thoughts of God and His will for each and every one of us. This is why the Bible was written and given to mankind. The...

How to Worship When You Don’t Feel Like It


It was one of those days. I was feeling kind of grumpy and I was not in a good place spiritually. So, in an attempt to combat the funk that I was in I decided to do something that I don’t often do. I danced. Yes, you read that right, I danced. It was not just any ordinary dance, and no it wasn’t my awesome moves that made this dance so special. It was unique because I was dancing to give praise...

3 Truths for When Life Gets You Down


I know the feeling. It’s the feeling of utter defeat before you have stepped out of bed. You feel so weighed down by life’s problems that you don’t think you can sit up. All you want to do is hide under the covers, and ignore the elephant in the room. You’re sinking fast, and you don’t know if you have the strength to swim to the safety of shore. The day looks bleak, and the road...

Don’t Ignore the Hurt in the World


We all see things. We see the blue sky and clouds that dance for the glory of our King. We see the smiles on people’s faces at the park and the trees that waltz in the breeze. We see birds agile and swift, people out for runs, teens on their cell phones at the mall, the latest billboards, and the glare of the stop light on the corner. We see texts and emails from our friends and invitations to...

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 →