Sunday, January 15, 2012

Teenage Memory...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Friends,
I'm sure all of you would NEVER be so silly, girl girly as to have THAT crush that you doodle everywhere, journal each day, and think up your own movie in your head which usually ends with the crush fighting the whole world to get to you and to tell you that you are the perfect girl and he loves you.

Anyone? No one really wanting to admit it. Okay. Well, I thought today I would think back to being a teenager. Back meaning around 15 years ago. Yep, I'm 31. So me as a 16 year old. I want to simply validate your thoughts but also speak into them...not that you will listen but maybe, just maybe you will remember 1 line that could change your decisions.

The print above is so true of life as a teenage girl. Why do you think the Twilight series is an obsession of most teenage girls? Why do you think Justin Bieber is a gazillionaire? We love to dream up this story, our very own team edward vs. team jacob and we have the whole movie in our mind about the guy in the locker next to us and he barely knows our name. Oh how I remember this.

Lesson: It's not real. The normal, great kid 16 year old boy will never have a monologue to you that is like Justin Bieber's latest hit. It's not real and I believe the Lord did this for a reason. It's not time to awaken your heart to that boy. It's time to lock down your heart to Jesus and your daddy that the Lord has put in charge of your heart till it's time to for the changing of the guard. Most likely at 16 when your dream world is in overdrive is not going to be the time. So protect your heart. Know that movies are great. Fun. Great. But not reality. Crushing on boys is fun, talking with your mom till midnight about your crush is great...but allowing it to consume your heart so that reality is blurry is not good. So hang in there and some day your doodling of a boys' name will be real. Wait for Jesus to write that's the best movie ever.

Be awesome & Love Jesus, 

kanakuk ashley robbins

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