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10/10/2013

It’s not about who you are it’s about whose you are! Growing up I have always known that there is a God, but I never really understood him. I always thought that I needed to earn Gods love. So I tried to earn it, but every time I would somehow mess up. After years of this I became so lost in my faith.

Then one day I sensed God saying that it’s not about what I do, it’s about what He has done. Jesus loved me so much that he jumped into this messy world so that I can have a real relationship with him. He wants the same for you!

John 3v16 here: http://bit.ly/1bHK4uU
Daniel Mitchell
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26/09/2013

Sometimes I feel small and insignificant, Sometimes I feel like my circumstances bring me down. Sometimes I don’t feel good enough to make a difference. It just seems impossible…

…except that the God I know loves to use small, insignificant people like me to do big, significant things in my world. With God nothing is impossible (Mark 10:27).

What situations are you going through that seem impossible to fix? What would it take to believe that God can do the impossible through small, insignificant you today?

Read Mark 10 here: http://bit.ly/14u9TsP
Daniel, gr12
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12/09/2013

Do you ever feel like people are waiting for you to mess up? ‘Please don’t judge me’ are the words from a Chris Brown song that I can relate to.
Not everyone in my family is Christian and that can be tough. If I do something wrong they are quick to judge, because they think a Christian should be a perfect person.

I love this quote ‘when I say I am a Christian I’m not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.’ Judging my family doesn’t get me anywhere, but I try to love them to shown what it really means to be a Christian.
Tamara, Grade 12, Cape Town
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Read John 13v34-35 here: http://bit.ly/11wsmz8

07/09/2013

When I had just come to know Jesus, my dad and I started fighting because I was going to church so often and wouldn’t take part in certain activities anymore. My father accused me of changing completely and said that I must ‘come right’.

I was severely tested and one night, randomly, a friend said that God had laid this scripture on his heart to give to me. It was James 1v2-5 and v12-13. I was shocked when I read it because my friend had had no idea of what I was going through. It was God’s little way of saying ‘Don’t worry, I’m going to carry you through this, I got you’

Read James 1 here: http://bit.ly/1adAyf0

James, grade 10, Cape Town
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