Have you ever read 1 Timothy 4:12? It is:
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
Think of today's society. There is SO much pressure on teenagers to 'act like an adult'. You know, smoke like one, drink like one, etc. Now, I'm not saying that all adults act like this, but there are a few. I don't think we, as teenagers, should feel like we need to act like 'an adult' to be listened to. I don't think we should act 'cool' so that people can respect us. When I read this verse for the first time, it shocked me. Imagine, an adult missionary preaching to a young man, maybe even a teen?! It felt like Paul was talking right to me. Better yet, that Jesus was talking to me, and telling me to get off my recliner, stop trying to be 'cool', and to get out there and be an example to EVERYONE with my speech, love, life, faith, and purity! I know it's hard to try to be 'perfect', and we will never succeed. And sometimes even our friends don't seem like they're helping us to be a good example. But, we have a Friend who is ALWAYS here for us, helping us even when our friends fail. I challenge you to try to be an example to everyone you know. If you feel lost, like you're the only one trying, know that God is there. 
And I'm trying too.
God help me! 

Kendall
3/24/2009

good point

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Katie (author of blog)
3/26/2009

Thanks! : ) I was beginning to think nobody liked it...
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Rebecca
4/4/2009

That was a good insight. I like that verse too. I helps me realize that no matter how young I am, or look:) that I can make a difference too.

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