rebelling against low expectations

TagSpiritual Growth

How to Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit During the Coronavirus

H

We’re all being directly affected by the Coronavirus, and many of us are homebound. We went from a busy schedule of church, school, work, and extracurricular activities to an empty social calendar and nowhere to go. With so much concentrated time together under pretty dire circumstances, it doesn’t take much to get on each other’s nerves. Siblings’ loud playtime during school hours, antsy pets...

How Will Your Life Transform During Lockdown?

H

This is probably not the first time you’re  reading an article about glorifying God during the lockdown. And this probably won’t be the last time either. But have you ever stopped and thought about how your life has progressed during the lockdown? What have you accomplished? What have you done for God? While I often dream about doing great things for God, I easily get so caught up...

Do Hard Things Community

How To Have Fullness When Your Walk With God Feels Empty

H

I don’t care if I get fired. I thought jokingly, I’ve got to get a drink. I had been bringing carts in from the parking lot for the past few hours–not exactly easy work in South Florida, where it’s in the 80-degree range, even during the winter. I was pretty thirsty. It had been a couple hours since my lunch break. By now, I felt parched. It might sound cliché, but the water from the Publix...

4 Characteristics of God that Help Us Get Through Suffering

4

In a time of worldwide suffering, we must face our true beliefs about the character of God. Maybe we believe that God must be absent. He must be apathetic toward humanity. Maybe he’s paralyzed because the suffering of his people is so great and he doesn’t know what to do. Maybe God unleashed this on us as a sort of punishment for our unrighteousness. Or Maybe we’re just wondering how God could...

5 Ways to Serve God During Quarantine

5

Right now, many people across the world are either quarantined or just simply avoiding going anywhere. We are hearing phrases like “social- distancing” or “self-quarantine,” which really mean that we are avoiding contact with anyone. Schools are online, businesses are either shutting down or running online, events are being cancelled, and everything seems to be quite a mess. Through all of this...

I Am Barabbas—Deserving of Death, Set Free By Christ

I

Cold stones surround me. Little light drifts in through the window, but the darkness doesn’t stop me from hearing. Nothing can block out the noise. Not even the heavy doors and firmly built walls that hold me captive. The sound increases and I wonder how many people are standing outside. There must be hundreds. My chest tightens. I know the effect a mob can have. Tilting my head, I concentrate. A...

3 Life Lessons From COVID-19

3

Not long ago, we were all going about our regular lives, sticking to our usual schedule. Now, everything is far from normal. I’m sure you all have experienced an interruption of plans because of COVID-19’s rapid spread across the world. My friends and I met at church on March 8th as usual, never expecting that a couple of weeks later, church would be closed until further notice. There have been...

5 Ways to Use Your Time and 11 Things to Pray for During COVID-19

5

Recently, Brett Harris wrote an article about the coronavirus “cancelling our life.” It was an incredible article (if you haven’t read it yet, you really should), and the title is really accurate to how many people I know feel, myself included. It’s completely disrupting our lives, forcing almost everyone to become a homeschooler, cancelling sports, cancelling social gatherings, and essentially...

12 Scriptures to Memorize During the COVID-19 Pandemic

1

In the last couple weeks, you’ve probably found yourself with more time on your hands than you ever expected. Because in the midst of quarantines, lockdowns, and social distancing there are only so many video games and movies and books you can enjoy before you start feeling a little crazy with boredom. So if you’re one of those people that has said the phrase, “I’m bored” at any point over the...

Love Moved First—My Story from Blind Faith to a Transformed Life

L

Do you ever think you’re too far gone for God to care about you? That you’ve done things too horrible for him to accept you? Do you think you’ve ruined your life forever, and there’s no way home, no way out? This was the story of my life up until a few months ago. When Love Moved First I was raised in a Christian home, and I had prayed for Jesus to come into my heart when I was around five years...

Do Hard Things Community
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 →

Resources