Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Rebelution

I've been reading a really interesting book called Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris. When these guys wrote Do Hard Things in 2008 they were teenagers calling out to other teenagers to start a "REBELution".

Don't get confused parents. This isn't rebellion from you but a rebellion from the world. Romans 12:2 pleads with us, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." The world tells teens to rebel against their parents and the world tells them to be consumers rather than contributors. The world expects them to experiment with drugs (in which I include alcohol) and sex. God expects much more. Too many times the teen years are wasted on petty pursuits that backfire and affect our student's futures. Many teens don't realize this, but if you waist your teens years you've wasted 1/7 of your life! Just because a student is young doesn't mean they can't have a huge impact on culture. This is what Paul wrote to Timothy, "...don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity."* This year at Reality we're focusing on being Rebels for a reason. If you have a student, I strongly encourage you to get them to Reality for the next 5 weeks. These are weeks that could shape the rest of their lives.

*1 Tim. 4:12