Friday, January 18, 2013

Peer Pressure...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Friends,
Oh, peer pressure...I just found myself letting out a very long sigh as I even typed the words. Peer pressure is not new, but heavier. It's not surprising, yet still makes me sweat when I utter the words. It's the hardest things in the hallways of high schools, yet we all mask like it's not a big deal.

I recently read through a survey that K2 did with some of our kampers. It was very eye opening and this word popped out hundreds of times when ask what the hardest thing in high school is. Peer pressure. 2 words that bring you guys to your knees in life. Whether that be passed out from drinking due to peer pressure or on your knees to the Lord asking for courage or on you knees at our parents lap begging to be grounded so that can be your excuse not to go to the party.

I think as I thought what is my angle with you girls with peer pressure is simply...don't be afraid. Oh sweet girls, young women, every day you have influences and those influences in high school seem like the loudest voices echoed by like 5 million. You feel like if you don't drink you are doomed for the empty table of loners. Or maybe you are the loner. Either way you my sweet, talented, beautiful young lady are more than peer pressure. Your voice, your thoughts and your heart are more than any peer pressure. You just have to believe that part...and your voice becomes much louder than others telling you how to be you, how to be cool or how to live. Your voice (prayerfully seeking the Lord's voice) becomes strong, confident and is not afraid. Don't be afraid to stand up. Don't be afraid to say no. Don't be afraid to be alone. Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid! This world needs YOU to be the whole of who God has made you to be.

You're going to make it...don't be afraid my strong, confident and lovely sweet girl!

Be awesome & Love Jesus,

kanakuk ashley robbins

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