Girls, it’s tough to be a teen.
I’m so proud of the things you accomplish. Your lives are filled with responsibilities and I know sometimes I know it seems your responsibilities have responsibilities.
For example, it’s not enough to go to school. You have honors, AP, dual enrollment, on-the-job training, and classes that are just hard. Besides the hours of homework that is assigned DAILY, you have a job or a sport or an activity, PLUS church, babysitting, chores, a boyfriend, and a family that expects you to be in a good mood. . . regardless of what happened earlier in the day.
It’s tough to be a teenager.
[pullquote]1 Corinthians 10:31 says “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”[/pullquote]
It’s not the same as when your parents were in school. It’s not even the same as when I was in high school. MAYBE two girls got pregnant my entire four years of high school. MAYBE a few kids would get caught with drugs. That was then. Nowadays, it might not be safe to go to the bathroom alone during class, as evident by the girl who was raped a couple of weeks ago at a local high school.
This is your reality.
And it sucks.
And I hate using that word, but it does. So while you’re dealing with the hundreds of things you have to deal with (and we haven’t even mentioned PMS), I want to you to remember to do everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, as if it were for God.
Sometimes God’s will for your life (and the life of others) is woven together in the mundane, small tasks that you think no one notices or sees. Sometimes your attitude toward the things you don’t want to do can affect other people’s lives.
So when you’re changing the millionth diaper at your daycare job, typing the millionth word on your 10-page paper that’s due tomorrow, or cleaning up your room, do it right. Do it cheerfully. Do it for God’s glory.