rebelling against low expectations

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What to Be When You Grow Up: Living Out Our Identity in Christ

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As teens and early twenties, it’s easy to spend our time trying to create an identity. The most common question I got as a high schooler was, “What do you want to do with your life?” In other words, how do you want to define yourself for the next forty plus years? It’s a big question and not I wasn’t the only one trying to answer it year after year. My friends were experiencing the same...

3 Truths for When You Don’t Feel Like Reading the Bible

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Sometimes, devotions are great. You sit down with your Bible (and coffee, if that’s your thing) as morning light filters through the window and read a few chapters or dig deep into one passage. You write out the beautiful, powerful truths you’re learning in your journal. You spend time in prayer, praising God for his goodness, overflowing with thankfulness and dependence on him. Other times, you...

3 Things Our Teen Years Aren’t Supposed to Be

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I’m going to be super honest right now; being a teenager in the twenty-first century is hard. There are constant distractions around us, trying to pull our attention from the one thing we’re supposed to be keeping our eyes on. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up with fitting in with the people at our schools, at our youth groups, and yes, even at our churches. The music we listen to, the...

3 Ways to Find Joy In Doing What’s Right

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Do you ever feel like you’re the only one trying to do the right thing? Maybe you’re striving for purity, but you’re easily discouraged after seeing your classmates’ seductive Instagram posts. Maybe you’re aspiring to have a cheerful attitude while you’re doing your chores, but you’re the only one that cares enough to try. Maybe you’re attempting to do your best on your math homework, but your...

Live Free: God’s Definition of True Freedom

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What is freedom? Today, freedom is defined as: “1) The power or right to act, speak or think as one wants. 2) The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. 3) The state of not being subject to or affected by something undesirable.” (Oxford dictionary) Is this what freedom really is? Have we gotten so far in life as to be able to call freedom ‘power’ over others? Not according to...

Your Life Has a Story—Choose the Story Well

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Your life has a story. Every choice, every step, every decision…is part of your story. It’s the story you’ll one day tell your kids, and the one you’ll eventually tell your grandchildren. It’s your life. It’s your story. Back in the days of Israel’s second king, David, a very perceptive young woman understood this truth. And her choice to act on it, is something we can all learn from, even today...

Lights Piercing a Shattered World

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I don’t know much about politics—but I do know that the world is broken. All you have to do is turn on your TV to see it. The killings. The poverty. The latest natural disaster, or car chase, or suicide. It’s everywhere, this darkness. The pain infects our shattered world, and it scares us. It scares us to our core. The minute I try to scroll through my Facebook feed, I see them. The voices...

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 →

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