I’m Alesia and I am a home schooled Christian teen trying to adapt to today’s crazy society.
Welcome to my blog!
My blog name means several things: By Reaching Higher I am challenging myself to Do and Be better in all that I am.
Instead of settling for the normal, I’ll Reach Higher by setting goals to grow strong in both my personal life and my spiritual life with God.
In this blog, I will post about My Spiritual Journey and the discoveries I make as I learn more about God and all the amazing things He's done!
"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." 1 Timothy 4:12
Rebellious: defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
Before reading "Do hard things" I thought rebelling was normal, I thought "If I rebel, it's fine, it's what everyone expects from teenagers."
Then I began waiting, expecting myself to rebel. How or when I would rebel, I didn't know.
I never really though of rebelling as evil, so when I looked up "Rebelling" in my Bible index, I was surprised at some of the verses I found.
One verse explained that rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft. (1 Samuel 15:23)
Then I realized, rebelling, in any way, is wrong, and if rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, then I want no part in it!
For the longest time, I didn't even know why teenagers rebelled.
It wasn't until recently that I began looking into it.
I began reading every single "Rebel" related verse in the Bible, learning what God thinks of it.
Q: So why do teenagers rebel?
A: To be in control of their own life, and live by their own rules, despite what others may say.
Did you know that an angel once rebelled against God?
The punishment; he was thrown out of heaven.
Satan thought he could do better then God, he thought of himself as more powerful.
Satan wanted things done his way, and that's what it means to rebel.
Ignoring the rules and doing your own thing.
Psalm's 78:17 says "Yet they kept on doing their own thing and rebelling against the Most High,"
When we rebel against our parents, or any other an authority figure in our life, we are rebelling against God.
Yes, unfortunately it is very common for teenagers to rebel, but that doesn't make it right or mean we all need to rebel.
Each time I disobey my parents, or God, I am rebelling, I'm not proud of it, but I've done it.
Instead of rebelling against God, we'll "rebel against rebellion" and prove to the world that not all teenagers have to rebel.
“Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.” Exodus 23:21
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,” Deuteronomy 21:18