Society's Low Expectations of Teenagers

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Did you know that elephant owners in Asia can keep their elephants in their yard with a simple piece of twine and a post in the ground? I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “How is that possible? Elephants are strong, smart, and have potential to do huge things.” The answer has nothing to do with the twine and the post; but it has everything to do with the twine around the elephant’s mind. The thing is, teenagers are a lot like elephants. We are strong, smart, and have incredible potential, but somehow we are held back by a tiny piece of string, held back by a lie; the lie that teenagers are rebellious, good for nothing, lazy bums. Today I am going to be talking about how this lie affects the relationship between adults and…show more content…
In Romans 13:13 a few of God’s expectations are listed. Here is what the Apostle Paul says, “Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.” Sadly, Christian teens are faced with more and more peer pressure to do these things every day. It’s hard to live up to God’s expectations when the worlds are so very low. Where would we be today if Mary, Jesus’ mother, didn’t live up to God’s expectations? She was a teenager that was willing to be bold and obey God. She was ridiculed and made fun of by people, yet she was steadfast and brought our savior into this world. Everyone should try to be more like her when faced with peer pressure. Finally let’s look at how the awful lie affects teenagers’ relationships with each other. Here’s the problem, some teenagers are lazy, and unfortunately most people, including fellow teens, put all of us under this stereotype. The problem with the stereotype is this, if we just keep giving ourselves baby expectations, when we reach adulthood, our generation will be a generation of babies. We won’t be able to take care of ourselves, or our fellow
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