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Thoughts of a Finger Pointing Teen

“Why is it so hard for teens to come out with there faith? Why is it so hard for me to be open about my faith? I go to a Christian school and have a spiritual conversation with another Christian maybe once a week. I feel like I’m so in love with Jesus but maybe I’m not because I cant even tell others that I love Him. That’s messed up, but I know i’m not the only one. I have my perfect little relationship with Jesus, but its also a very private relationship and i’m ashamed to write that, like my hands are shaking as i type this. Jesus has done so much for me. He’s taking me out of a really dark place. A place where drinking and impressing others was my priority. I know God is calling me to share my story. There are other people struggling like i was, that need hope. But i’m too selfish and ashamed to share with them. Maybe i’m scared. Fear has always held me back. A guy in my class spoke in Chapel yesterday and talked about owning up to your faith. I couldn’t help but be jealous of him. He made it seem easy. Maybe it should be. Sorry my thoughts are all over the place because i’m not used to letting them out. Romans 1:16 kind of tells my point. It says, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” Paul knows what he’s talking about. I think its time for me to take that first step of over-coming my stupid fears and not be afraid to share my faith.”

Shoving Shame, Female-Age 17

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