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Everyone is aged thirteen to nineteen at some stage in their life, so everyone is a teenager at some stage, so EVERYONE is rebellious some time in those years, or so say many people. Well maybe I am just going to break this rule! People often say to my parents that all their lovely daughters (my sisters and I) will be rebellious soon...soon...soon they are running out of time, we still have never been 'rebellious teenagers'. Still they are saying we will do what ALL other teens do. I disagree with that word 'all', we won't all rebel against our parents. Even people who I thought would know us well enough to realize we shall not show such disrespect, still expect us to rebel. But we are rebelling, against what the world and so many Christians too, try and make us become. They expect us to be rebellious, maybe we don't want to do what they expect. 

Proverbs 13:1-2
 "A wise son hears his father's instruction,
    but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
 From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good,
    but the desire of the treacherous is for violence."

It has occurred to me that being a rebellious teenager in the worlds sense would not be at all nice. I have seen it too. It is sad seeing other girls disobeying their parents and doing just what they want. I can not imagine it being fun. Not most of the time anyway. Rebellious teens all to often hurt themselves as much, if not more than others.

Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you."

I challenge you, if you are that 'terrible age' when you must be about to rebel against your parents, don't! Our parents are older and wiser and they have been placed there for us by God. God designed the family so we could learn from our parents, they can support us... And help us make decisions... most of the time they are right too. You will probably find the more you obey them the more they will trust you and the more freedom you will get. Anyway it is nice to have other people make/help make decisions with you.

1 Peter 2:15-16 "For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."

I challenge you, with this verse 1 Peter 2:15-16, do good and honor your parents. Put to silence those ignorant foolish people! Live as servants of God. Such joy can be had from a relationship with parents, and it is in these years that we can be of the biggest blessing to them. Serve them, bless them and prove those people who have such low, and bad expectations of us wrong.

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  1. YES, YES, YES!!! I so thoroughly agree with everything you said, Clare... and I can relate about people I thought would know us better still expect us to become teenage monsters, as though it is as unavoidable a condition as a six month old cutting teeth. I think it is interesting that in Romans 1, Paul lists disobedience to parents as being one of the things committed by evil people along with hatred of God, murder, envy, and all sorts of other things. Something to think about, that's for sure.

    1. Yes it is interesting and obeying your parents is also the first commandment that comes with a promise ("that you may live long in the land you are being given" or something like that). Thanks for the comment, I love to know people agree with and enjoy reading the stuff I post.