I ran across this other day on Pinterest and laughed – hard. Not because it’s me, but because it used to be me. And it is now pretty much every teenage and young adult girl that I know.
So, being the obsessive person that I am and craving some more belly chuckles, I clicked over to “teenagerposts” on tumblr and read through a couple of pages of funny teenager related quips and giggles. Do you know what I came away with?
A very low view of teenagers. According to these quotes, you are lazy, conniving, self-centered, sarcastic, naive, and disrespectful. Oh, and you have a potty mouth too.
Here’s the thing – I know lots of teenagers. In fact, outside of my family, they are the age group I spend the most time with. And I know they’re better than that.
Do you stand out from the crowd? Can people tell you’re different than the other girls your age?
Can they tell you’re different by how you dress? (Read: Do people think your shorts could pass for underwear?)
Can they tell you’re different by how you talk? (Read: Do you say, text, and Facebook things you’d never say to your parent’s face?)
Can they tell you’re different by how you treat your parents, your siblings, your teachers, and your friends? (Read: Are you an eye-rolling, sighing, whining, critical, disrespectful, not-at-all-like-Jesus girl?)
Can they tell you’re different by how you spend your time and money? (Read: Are you so busy and materialistic that you could have a hit reality show on MTV?)
Does Jesus set you apart from the crowd?
Like it or not, you’re being watched. More than that, you’re being judged. By people you know. By people you don’t know. At school, at home, in the mall – anywhere and everywhere.
So what do they see?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 4:10
Question: Do you look just like everyone around when you’re at school? At home? At work? What can you change to do a better job putting Christ on display?