Seek Me First- God
Am I really pleasing God with my life? I ask myself that often. Afterall, I am a human, and a teenager to add to that. We are supposed to make mistakes right? Doesn't every adult just expect that anyway? As a teenager I never feel I can fully meet the expectations set for me by my parents, myself, and even God.
Expected to screw upWhat about those teenagers that aren't making lots of bad decisions, and a genuinely trying to live right and follow Jesus. But then and again we all mess up, and it seems adults seem to focus on those small mistakes rather than being proud of the person we are becoming. Just because most teenagers mess up big time a few times in their teenage years doesn't mean they are ALL the same. And it just becomes a stereotype at this point because of such a lack of motivation or desire to do the right thing in some young people today; leaves a lack of faith in teenagers as a whole. And just because your parents did it when they were younger doesn't mean you're just destined to make the same mistakes. Maybe some teenagers use that as a crutch when they do end up making the same mistake their parents did, but parents shouldn't have such little faith in their kids that they can't be any better then them.
Future clarityA scary thing can be having no sense of direction. You're expected to have a plan, but it's hard to even know what to plan when everything seems to keep changing. I found myself stressing over what my future career should be so I could start thinking about college. I was so caught up in it I was to tears just feeling lost; even though I still have plenty of time I just felt like I needed to at least have an answer of some sort for when people ask me what I want to do with my life. So maybe I did it for others. And to not sound like a loser with no direction, even though I had some blurry ideas of a plan.
Seek me first- God
I talked to God about it, and at some point I wrote down "Seek me first" and I just realized I don't HAVE to have it all figured out because God already does. It wasn't till then that my mind began to clear from worry, and I decided what I would at least want to do as a career, and the college I would like to go to. Even if that changes that is OKAY.