rebelling against low expectations

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I Can’t Live Up To My Own Expectations (And That’s Okay)

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Let me set the scene. It’s a weekday night at Yogurtland, and I’m finishing the yummy dessert with my mom and two sisters. All of a sudden, a song I like comes on overhead, and I point it out to my mom. “Hey, it’s the song from that movie!” My mom looks at me and says, “You know, Anna, it doesn’t take much to make you happy.” Elaborating, she adds, “You have such low expectations for life and...

Getting Rid of Our Magic Wand Mentality

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Every single day, Satan whispers the same lies to me. He tells me I’m ugly and I should look a different way. He says everyone looks better than me and I need to follow his agenda to look like them. He convinces me I will always struggle with an eating disorder and I should give up the fight against it. Though some people can easily fight lies about their body image, I can’t. Because of my...

Come and Adore Christ This Christmas

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Every Christmas season we’re barraged with holiday clichés and messages of love and peace. Christian ministries remind us to “keep Christ in Christmas,” and every church sermon somehow intertwines the message of “goodwill to all men.” All of this is good. In fact, Christ should be the focal point of our celebration. But sometimes, the debate of “keep Christ in...

What Defines You?

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I’m sure you’ve all experienced being labeled something. The world labels people by what they do and what they look like, instead of who they really are. For me, I struggle with defining myself by my disability. It’s hard being visually impaired sometimes. Some of the simplest tasks can be so frustrating. There are also a lot of different awkward social situations that can happen. For example, if...

5 Reasons Why Suicide Isn’t The Answer

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I was lying on my bed one night when the phone rang. A moment later my mom walked up the stairs and the first words out of her mouth were, “We need to pray.” She told us that one of my best friends was severely depressed and had left the house saying he wanted to kill himself. As I lay there praying silently, I asked, God…please save him. Lord, I don’t want to live without my best friend. Please...

You Are Not Behind In Life

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Have you ever felt like life was leaving you behind? We see so many stories of Rebelutionaries seeking after God, doing hard things, and changing the world. It’s amazing to see the work other young people are doing. Writing books. Graduating college early. Starting ministries. Starting businesses. All of those are good and beautiful and amazing, and we applaud and rejoice with each of them. But...

Your Mundane Service Doesn’t Make You Less

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Do you ever feel like you’re somehow lower, or serving God less, simply because you aren’t in a third-world country, or you haven’t started a 501(c)3, or you aren’t in a band changing the world with your music? Do you ever get discouraged with your daily little job, and you look over and see someone in the mission field getting all the glory, and somehow start feeling unspiritual for simply...

Liberation for the Losers

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Not many people know about the race, though its popularity has drastically increased over the years. The number of people who actually run? That’s a small figure. The number who finish? Smaller, if any. On Monday, March 26th at 9:33 p.m. local time, The Barkley Marathons, which are held at Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, Tennessee, ended with zero finishers. That seems strange, even for an...

What Getting a Tattoo Taught Me About Ultimate Security in God

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Some insecurities run deep in the veins of our hearts. To soothe them, we believe the subtle lie Satan throws at us. Just do whatever it takes for people to like or accept you. Then you’ll finally be okay as a person. I’ve believed and acted on that lie enough to know that living to please other people brings more tumult, fear, and anxiety—never less. God’s Word tells us that...

3 Ways Comparison Steals Your Identity

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Everyone has a model to which they compare their lives, a kind of outfit they want to dress themselves in. As children, we had an unselfish kind of admiration. Our heroes, whether real or fictional, did good and left a beautiful difference on the world, so we resolved to do the same. But that was childhood. As we enter the teen years, our simple admiration turns to envy as we compare ourselves to...

rebelling against low expectations

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