Often in our day and age, teenagers are underestimated. Teenagers are not expected to be responsible, manage money well, or care about working hard. Because the expectations are set so low, teenagers often fulfill those expectations without reaching higher.
Not all teenagers live this way though, and I believe that all teens long to do more than what they are expected to. Some teenagers have taken action and stepped up past low expectations.
Hoosier Hometown Heroes recently interviewed two teens about their business, called Bitwise Fellows. This company’s focus is webdesign. The crazy part is that the entire company is run by highschoolers!
Bitwise Fellows is just one example of teens stepping up. Brothers Alex and Brett Harris started their blog “The Rebelution” when they were sixteen. This blog has challenged teenagers for years to step up.
The truth is, many many teenagers have challenged the low expectations set for them. They have leaped beyond expectations in many areas, including spirituality.
My youthgroup is full of young men and women who want to know God more. We conduct student led worship at each others homes. We encourage each other and keep one another accountable. We serve and go on missions trips. I know that the Holy Spirit is at work in us, and I know that my youth group is not the only one like this.
Teenagers all over the United States and the world are making an impact. They don’t have to be held back by low expectations. They have shown that they can change the world as much as any adult can.
1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”